The Korea Internet & Security Agency (KISA) has reported about on cyberattacks from North Korea, targeted to South Korean cryptoindustry, digital currency users and service providers. Main weapon of hackers is malware. This is reported by the Yonhap News.
According to the latest report, dated mid-November 2017, KISA indicated a 360% increase in malware attacks in 2017, in comparing to 2016. These attacks shows that the hackers put real efforts to brake daily operation of cryptocompanies and steal cryptocoins.
Cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin and Ethereum have been claimed as the perfect tool for cybercrimes in the past.
Hackers are boldly spreading malicious code not only to hunt for bitcoins but to directly attack Internet sites. Such attacks are likely to continue.
The Korea Internet & Security Agency
According to the KISA report, 5,366 ransomware attacks were recorded in South Korea from January to September 2017. One of the main reasons behind this attack is considered to be the ongoing struggle between North and South Korea.