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North Korean hackers from the “Lazarus Group” have made headlines again by targeting Apple macOS users hoping to land their dream job in the cryptocurrency industry.
In the latest variant of the hacking campaign, dubbed “Operation Intercept”, criminals lured macOS users with attractive job offers on the Crypto.com crypto exchange, cybersecurity company SentinelOne said.
In an orchestrated attack, the hackers placed malware under job postings on popular cryptocurrency exchanges, disguised as PDF documents describing vacancies for positions such as NFT art director in Singapore.
At this stage, it is not clear how the malware is distributed… it has previously been suggested that the attackers recruited victims via LinkedIn messaging,” SentinelOne said.
The hackers did something similar in August 2022, but using fake job postings on the Coinbase crypto exchange. Researchers from cybersecurity firm ESET were the first to learn about the incident.
The group is believed to be involved in numerous thefts in the crypto industry, including the attack on the Horizon bridge of the Harmony network in June, which affected about 65,000 people and amounted to $ 100 million in losses.
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