“The Lethal Consequences of Lazarus X_TRADER Hack: Why Critical Infrastructure Should be Concerned Beyond 3CX Breach?”
Lazarus, the infamous North Korean hacking group, has struck again. This time, they have targeted various global organizations, causing harm to critical systems such as financial markets and infrastructure. Lazarus has reportedly deployed a new malware called “XTrader” to carry out the attack.
The hackers first gain access to the targeted systems through phishing emails or by exploiting already compromised systems. Once they gain access, they install the malware, which allows them to harvest sensitive data and conduct illegal financial transactions.
The primary targets of the attack are financial institutions, including banks and stock exchanges, but other organizations that use financial systems are also being impacted. Lazarus’ use of XTrader has made the attack harder to detect and harder to stop, as it can remain undetected for extended periods.
The attack is not the first time that Lazarus has targeted financial institutions. In 2016, the group orchestrated a massive attack on the Bangladesh Central Bank, stealing $81 million. They also attacked Sony Pictures in 2014, in revenge for the movie ‘The Interview” which portrayed North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un in a negative light.
The global community needs to take proactive measures to enhance cybersecurity and safeguard critical infrastructure from potential attacks. The cybersecurity industry must create new and advanced techniques to detect advanced malware and frauds.
Lazarus, a North Korean hacking group, targeted various global organizations using a new malware called XTrader. The primary targets are financial institutions, including banks and stock exchanges, but other organizations that use financial systems are also being impacted. Proactive measures are required to enhance cybersecurity and safeguard critical infrastructure from potential attacks.