Lazarus Hacker Group Evolves Tactics, Tools, and Targets in DeathNote Campaign

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The North Korean threat actor known as the Lazarus Group has been observed shifting its focus and rapidly evolving its tools and tactics as part of a long-running activity called DeathNote.

While the nation-state adversary is known for its persistent attacks on the cryptocurrency sector, it has also targeted automotive, academic, and defense sectors in Eastern Europe and other parts of the world, in what's perceived as a "significant" pivot.

"At this point, the actor switched all the decoy documents to job descriptions related to defense contractors and diplomatic services," Kaspersky researcher Seongsu Park said in an analysis published Wednesday.
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