TraderTraitor: North Korean State-Sponsored APT Targets Blockchain Companies

Intrusions begin with a large number of spearphishing messages sent to employees of cryptocurrency companies-often working in system administration or software development/IT operations (DevOps)-on a variety of communication platforms.
The messages often mimic a recruitment effort and offer high-paying jobs to entice the recipients to download malware-laced cryptocurrency applications, which the U.S. government refers to as “TraderTraitor.” The term TraderTraitor describes a series of malicious applications written using cross-platform JavaScript code with the Node.js runtime environment using the Electron framework.
The malicious applications are derived from a variety of open-source projects and purport to be cryptocurrency trading or price prediction tools.

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