BlueNoroff hackers steal crypto using fake MetaMask extension


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Feb 4, 2016
The North Korean threat actor group known as 'BlueNoroff' has been spotted targeting cryptocurrency startups with malicious documents and fake MetaMask browser extensions.
The motive of this group is purely financial, but its sophistication in carrying out objectives has previously led researchers to conclude that this is a sub-group of the North Korean Lazarus gang.

Although BlueNoroff has been active for several years, its structure and operation have been shrouded by mystery.
A report by Kaspersky attempts to shed some light by using intelligence collected during the most recent activity observed, dating back to November 2021.


The latest attacks are focused on cryptocurrency startups located in the US, Russia, China, India, the UK, Ukraine, Poland, Czech Republic, UAE, Singapore, Estonia, Vietnam, Malta, Germany, and Hong Kong.
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