World-renowned cybersecurity unit Group-IB is prepping to release its annual report on patterns in hi-tech cybercrime, during its CyberCrimeCon/2018 Singapore, on 12 November 2018. One of the most notorious groups mentioned is the North Korean hacker crew.
“Lazarus” seems to be the most rewarding cryptocurrency-hacker syndicate in the world. Reports sum up some impressive numbers. One, leading the charts is the January 2018 heist, taking from Coincheck, Japan $534M in cryptocurrency in a single whoosh.
Since 2017, “Lazarus” has actually taken an overall $882 million worth of cryptocurrency from the online exchanges.
A summary obtained by Hard Fork information from 14 different attacks on cryptocurrency exchanges since January in 2017, determines that the state-sponsored Lazarus group is responsible for $882 million of the ill-gotten gains. That’s almost one billion dollars.