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Crypto Trading Coincheck reveals new information about hacking

2019-06-17 11:20 am | Resource: News Section | No Views : 99

Crypto Trading Coincheck reveals new information about hacking The Japanese crypto trading exchange Coincheck discovered that it had computers for its employees, a virus linked to a group of Russian-born infiltrators, local news reported Sunday (June 16th).
In January of last year, the digital currency exchange Coincheck experienced a major breakthrough, which led to the theft of NEM symbols, valued at $ 534 million at the time, from the stock exchange.
The press reports cited a report by the Japanese media agency Asahi Shimbun, which claims that recent research cast doubt on previous assumptions that the breakthrough was made by attackers linked to North Korea.
Experts have now examined the possibility of the crime being committed by "an unknown group of infiltrators," as reported by press reports.
According to Asahi Shimbun, "Mokes" and "Netwire" viruses have been identified in recent computer investigations of employees, which may have been posted via e-mail that installed viruses to obtain unauthorized access to private swap keys.
Since the two viruses were known to have been spread by Russian pirates, an expert from the United States told the media agency:
"From the analysis of the virus, Eastern Europe and Russia may be linked to a set of crimes related to the penetration of the Japanese crypto trading exchange."
Asahi Shimbun explained that both viruses enable hackers to control and remotely operate the infected computer. While Morks was first promoted to a Russian forum in June 2011, it was reported that Netwire was known to cyber security investigators for 12 years.
As reported in May this year, unknown hackers have used scams and viruses to pull Bitcoin (BTC) from the hot-swap digital currency trading Binance portfolio at risk in a deliberate attack that has not been detected by the stock market security systems.
This spring, a South Korean cybersecurity firm claimed that North Korean hackers were behind a phishing scam targeting users of the South Korean crypto trading exchange UpBit.The Japanese crypto trading exchange Coincheck discovered that it had computers for its employees, a virus linked to a group of Russian-born infiltrators, local news reported Sunday (June 16th).

In January of last year, the digital currency exchange Coincheck experienced a major breakthrough, which led to the theft of NEM symbols, valued at $ 534 million at the time, from the stock exchange.

The press reports cited a report by the Japanese media agency Asahi Shimbun, which claims that recent research cast doubt on previous assumptions that the breakthrough was made by attackers linked to North Korea.

Experts have now examined the possibility of the crime being committed by "an unknown group of infiltrators," as reported by press reports.

According to Asahi Shimbun, "Mokes" and "Netwire" viruses have been identified in recent computer investigations of employees, which may have been posted via e-mail that installed viruses to obtain unauthorized access to private swap keys.

Since the two viruses were known to have been spread by Russian pirates, an expert from the United States told the media agency:

"From the analysis of the virus, Eastern Europe and Russia may be linked to a set of crimes related to the penetration of the Japanese crypto trading exchange."

Asahi Shimbun explained that both viruses enable hackers to control and remotely operate the infected computer. While Morks was first promoted to a Russian forum in June 2011, it was reported that Netwire was known to cyber security investigators for 12 years.

As reported in May this year, unknown hackers have used scams and viruses to pull Bitcoin (BTC) from the hot-swap digital currency trading Binance portfolio at risk in a deliberate attack that has not been detected by the stock market security systems.

This spring, a South Korean cybersecurity firm claimed that North Korean hackers were behind a phishing scam targeting users of the South Korean crypto trading exchange UpBit.

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