Hacking Coincheck is associated with a group of hackers of Russian origin

By June 17, 2019 20:22

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In the course of research of personal computers of employees of the hacked Coincheck cryptocurrency exchange, the researchers came to the conclusion that the viruses with which they were infected were associated with a group of hackers of Russian origin, reports Cointelegraph Japan edition.

According to the publication, the malicious software “Mokes” and “Netwire” was detected on the Coincheck computers, which, according to the media agency Asahi Shimbun, rejects the assumption that this hack was committed by attackers from North Korea.

Both programs allow you to remotely control an infected computer. Mokes first appeared on the Russian hacker forum in June 2011, and it became known about Netwire 12 years ago. Both were seen in attacks linked to Russian cybercriminals.

According to Asahi Shimbun, both viruses may have been distributed via email, which made it possible to obtain unauthorized access to the private keys of the exchange.

Recall that in January 2018, the Coincheck exchange experienced a record evil in history, when NEM worth $ 534 million was stolen from its wallets.

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By June 17, 2019 20:22