The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and two other federal agencies issued malware analysis reports (MAR) for three North Korean-government operated APTs and trojans.

The malware analyzed by CISA, the Department of Defense and the FBI are code-named Copperhedge, Taintedscribe and Pebbledash, all three of which are believed to be operated by the North Korean operated Hidden Cobra APT group. All act as persistent agents with malicious goals that include stealing cryptocurrency and data exfiltration.

The remote access tool (RAT) Copperhedge uses the Manuscript family of malware, which is a full-featured RAT, to target cryptocurrency exchanges and related entities.

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