Beware! North Korean hackers are watching your ATM transactions
Posted On : Tuesday, October 1, 2019, 10:15 AM
Cybersecurity firm Kaspersky has identified a new malware active in some of the Indian financial institutions that can steal confidential information like transaction details from the system and remotely control the infected devices. Kaspersky said the malware is created by Lazarus group controlled by North Korea's primary intelligence bureau. Lazarus was associated with Wannacry ransomware infections that affected several systems in India in 2017. It was also blamed for the 2014 cyber attack on Sony Pictures. The researchers have discovered ATMDtrack, a banking malware targeting Indian banks, that is designed to be planted on the ATMs to read and store the data of cards inserted into the machines. The researchers found more than 180 new malware samples which had code sequence similarities with the ATMDtrack.