Three major US government agencies issued a joint alert on possible cyber threats faced by companies working in the crypto and blockchain sector.
- The government agencies were the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), and the US Treasury Department.
- The public announcement, also referred to as a cybersecurity advisory, was published on CISA’s official website. The alert stated that the US government has determined that hacking groups sponsored by the North Korean government are targeting crypto companies.
- The groups mentioned in the report present an advanced persistent threat (APT). This means a cybersecurity threat actor can gain access to computer systems and remain hidden for long periods.
Crypto exchanges, decentralized finance protocols, play-to-earn games, venture capital firms, and trading firms are being targeted by hackers to steal crypto assets. The alert also warned that large individual investors are also at the risk of being attacked.
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