The recently disclosed cyber attack on the Chilean interbank network Redbanc which took place in December 2018, may have been carried out by North Korea-linked advanced persistent threat (APT) group Lazarus.
The attack involved PowerRatankba, a malware toolkit with ties to APT group represents the latest known example of Lazarus-affiliated tools being deployed within financially motivated activity targeted toward financial institutions in Latin America, FlashPoint researchers said in a blog post.
The intrusion reportedly occurred when the malware was delivered via a trusted Redbanc IT professional who clicked a link to apply for a job opening found through social media. The applicant was ultimately and unwittingly tricked into executing the payload, researchers said.
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