Amid growing crypto scams and hacks, the crypto community is informed to be cautious about new malware which has the ability to bypass detection. Previously, ‘lightlessCan’ has been used by the Lazarus Group for fake job scams and is considered to be more complex than the predecessor malware forms.
Lazarus Group is a North Korean-based hacking collective who have scammed people in the past and now using a new kind of sophisticated malware to scam the crypto community. Researchers have warned the cybersecurity experts at ESET about the possible threats of the malware as it can even bypass detection and be difficult to detect and track.
ESET’s Researcher’s Efforts Regarding the New Threat to Cryptoindustry
Peter Kálnai, a senior researcher at ESET (Essential Security against Evolving Threats) brought this new malware into the light on the 29th of September. After analyzing the minute details, he recently spread the information and the possible threats to save the crypto community from any mishap.
Peter was analyzing the fake job scam which was carried out at the aerospace firm based in Spain. He realized that the posted job was the way of the scam which was carried out by the backdoor malware named ‘lightlesscan.’
#ESET researchers unveiled their findings about an attack by the North Korea-linked #APT group #Lazarus that took aim at an aerospace company in Spain.— ESET (@ESET) September 29, 2023
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He said that such scams are commonly carried out by scammers by posting jobs on well-reputed firms by offering attractive perks. Users become the victim of the hack by downloading the document which is the root cause of all the damages.
Instructions to the Crypto Community
The researcher gave an overview of the malware and explained how that malware affects the users. It was disclosed that this malware is far more dangerous than its predecessors as it can bypass the detection phase which makes it difficult to detect and track out the hack. So crypto users are advised to be cautious of such malware while trading digital assets and check out the details before proceeding ahead.
🕵️♂️ Beware of fake LinkedIn recruiters! Find out how Lazarus group exploited a Spanish aerospace company via trojanized coding challenge. Dive into the details of their cyberespionage campaign in our latest #WeLiveSecurity article. #ESET #ProgressProtected— ESET (@ESET) September 29, 2023
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