The head of Group-IB, Ilya Sachkov, reported on the increase in the number of Hacker Groups that specialize in embezzlement of crypto-currencies.
“Many people think that the crypto currency is not money. But in a number of countries, including Russia, it can be changed to the usual dollars, euros and rubles. For criminals, the crypto industry is a new opportunity for enrichment and they are increasingly working in this direction, “Mr. Sachkov, the Kommersant , quotes .
“Hacker groups, who used to specialize in banking system attacks, today switched to theft of crypto currency. They cause significant damage to crypto-projects, both during the ICO and outside it – the members of the community, the members of the community, are attracted to the platforms themselves, “Sachkov said.
As told in Group-IB, at least three known groups – Lazarus, Lizard and Buhtrap – have already concentrated on stealing crypto-currency, downloading software for the hidden mining of crypto-currency on compromised computers.
“Since 2017, North Korean Lazarus and previously engaged in DDoS-attacks, the Lizard group began to use the use of cryptomayers to steal funds. At the end of last year, hackers Buhtrap added functionality to the bootloader to find cryptotices, “reports Group-IB.
Recall that in late January, a hacker attack was carried out on the Japanese currency exchange Coincheck, which promised to recover from its own funds the loss of customers. In the course of cyberattacks, NEM crypto currency was stolen by $ 400 million, 260,000 users were stolen from stealing.
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