back to article US warns North Korean Lazarus gang rising against cryptocurrency outfits

The North Korean-based criminal group Lazarus is expanding its attacks into the blockchain and crypto space, three agencies of the US government have warned. The state-sponsored gang is sending large numbers of spear-phishing messages to employees of cryptocurrency companies on a range of communications platforms that – as …

  1. Jedit Silver badge
    Pirate

    Ransomware gangs vs Crypto bros?

    Let them fight.

    Honestly, though, this has to be the most bizarre escalation of crime that I've ever heard of. The bros already got robbed when they bought nothing for something. The gangs broke in and stole the proof that the bros got robbed. The gangs then demand to rob the bros for a third time, and if the bros don't acquiesce then they won't be able to rob someone else to recoup the losses they incurred from the first robbery. But if they do pay up, they would have to rob that third party for more in order to break even - which is harder to do. And if they can't find a patsy at the new, higher price, they're even worse off.

    Not that I'm saying their quandary is in the least bit unfair, but truly, these are the strangest times.

  2. Pascal Monett Silver badge
    Coat

    "Lazarus [..] is casting a wide net with this campaign"

    Let slip the dogs of war !

    Scammers scamming scammers. I am not concerned.

  3. MrGreen

    Blinkers On

    Awaiting the comments from the Boomers and Nocoiners.

  4. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Great!

    Do they need any help? More than happy if they wiped out this cryptocoin and nft nonsense. Blockchain is a great technology, no argument but it needs a useful application not a load of scamware, pseudo trading floors where cryto-bros can play circle-jerk over their bitcoin.

    1. Jedit Silver badge
      Stop

      "Blockchain is a great technology"

      I was with you right up until this point. I have never found any advocate of blockchain who can explain how it can be used to do anything more practically or efficiently than an already existing solution. Really, it's just an attempt to create a problem that it might be a solution to.

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