Hackers from North Korea: Lazarus behind Trojan

The software security company Kaspersky presumed to be a North Korean hacker group behind attacks with "Ransomware", i.e. a blackmail Software in Europe and A

Hackers from North Korea: Lazarus behind Trojan

The software security company Kaspersky presumed to be a North Korean hacker group behind attacks with "Ransomware", i.e. a blackmail Software in Europe and Asia. This Kaspersky announced on Tuesday. Accordingly, the company was able to assign two attacks in March and April of this year, the group's "Lazarus". These acts in their own right, but is supported allegedly by the North Korean state.

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"We knew that the activities of Lazarus has always been focused on financial gain," said Ivan Kwiatkowski, security researcher at Global Research and Analysis Team (GReAT) of Kaspersky. Since WannaCry, a malicious program that was used in may 2017, for a global cyber attack, however, there have been no activities of the group, and settled in Ransom software related. They have used in their attacks, a so-called VHD-Ransomware. This is characterized primarily by self-replication, i.e. continuous reproduction,. The aim was to blackmail Victims ' money. Between March and may, experts from Kaspersky have carried out two independent studies in connection with the VHD-Ransom software. The first incident in Europe was not clear who was behind the attacks; the second attack, you can keep track of the chain of infection. Researchers have brought to you with the Lazarus group. So the would have used the men behind the attack is a Backdoor, a part of a Software, access to computer systems or other protected function of a computer program. These could be assigned on the basis of Similarities in the Code, and Tools of the group Lazarus.

Kwiatkowski told the group to reach the efficiency of other cyber criminal. There is, however, reason for concern, that they intend a new type of attack. The global threat of Ransomware is big, often the victims went bankrupt. In an official communication from Kaspersky gave recommendations to attacks with Ransomware prevent it. So, employees should be trained on loss to avoid by Ransom software, and the systems are always equipped with the latest technology. But above all, companies should respond under any circumstances to the payment of claims.

Updated Date: 29 July 2020, 09:20

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