“Breaking News: Cryptocurrency Companies Hit by Massive 3CX Supply-Chain Hack – Is Your Investment Safe?”
A new report by security firm, Insikt Group, highlights that the North Korean-backed hacking group Lazarus has launched a highly targeted supply chain attack aimed at cryptocurrency users. The attack, which was facilitated by a compromised version of the remote access software, 3CX PBX, allows hackers to collect information on victims and conduct cryptocurrency theft. This type of attack highlights the need for increased vigilance within the cryptocurrency industry as a whole. Lazarus is identified as one of the most active and successful cyber espionage groups in the world. The group reportedly has extensive global reach and is capable of conducting espionage operations, financial theft and other malicious activities to support North Korea’s government agenda.
The sophisticated supply chain attack by Lazarus has sent shockwaves through the cryptocurrency industry with the potential for large scale financial losses. The use of a trusted name in the software industry was a clever tactic and highlights the need for even stricter security measures.
The report confirms that 3CX customers should update their software versions to avoid the risk of attack. The compromised versions of 3CX PBX are between 15.5. and 16.0 and are vulnerable to attack. The company has released patches to prevent any further unauthorized access.
The Insikt Group report also highlights that North Korean backed hacking groups have been increasingly targeting cryptocurrencies with the aim of stealing funds. This is a major challenge for the industry as the methods used by these attackers become ever-more sophisticated.
– North Korean-backed hacking group Lazarus has launched a highly targeted supply chain attack aimed at cryptocurrency users.
– The attack relies on a compromised version of the remote access software, 3CX PBX, allowing hackers to conduct cryptocurrency theft.
– Updating to the latest version of software is important in avoiding risk of attack.
– North Korean-backed hacking groups have been increasingly targeting cryptocurrencies with sophisticated methods.