Targeting of cryptocurrency exchanges and financial service companies
Date of report
  • February 2021
North Korean APT Lazarus Group disseminated cryptocurrency trading applications outfitted with the AppleJeus malware. AppleJeus was used to steal cryptocurrency from unsuspecting victims in over thirty countries in 2020.
Suspected victims
  • Cryptocurrency trading firms, various individuals, and financial services institutions
Suspected state sponsor
  • Korea (Democratic People's Republic of)
Type of incident
  • Financial Theft
Target category
  • Private sector
  • Civil society