North Korea: A joint advisory released from the United States offers up to five million dollars to anyone who can identify individuals conducting cyber-attacks on behalf of North Korea. The advisory outlined the newest attacks that have been seen from North Korean government-backed threat actors–most specifically the Lazarus Group, which is the most prominent threat group from North Korea. The report specifically called out the threat to financial institutions and the disruptive cyber-attacks being carried out towards this industry from the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK). Most notably in the report, the United States is now offering up to five million dollars to anyone who can supply information about “illicit North Korean activities in cyberspace.” North Korea has been accused of many costly and destructive cyber operations, including the $81 million Bangladesh Bank heist, the $250 million theft from cryptocurrency exchanges, and the global WannaCry ransomware infections that crippled corporate networks.
Written by: Nataliia Zdrok, Threat Intelligence Analyst at Binary Defense Russia’s invasion of Ukraine increased