‘Lazarus’ hackers seek fresh targets via regulator websites

Malware cyber criminal
A string of cyber attacks in recent years may trace back to one group

The group of hackers thought to be behind the hack of Bangladesh Bank's systems in 2016 appears to have struck again, spreading malware to banks via the Polish Financial Services Authority's website.

The group, known as "Lazarus", may have modified some of the code behind the Polish FSA's website, causing visitors to certain areas of the site to be redirected to an external website that downloaded malicious software to their computer.

The form of hacking, known as a "watering hole attack"

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