A team of FireEye researchers has detailed the cyber machinations of APT38, a group of North Korea-linked hackers focusing on financial crime and responsible for stealing millions of dollars using highly destructive malware.

The team of Nalani Fraser, Jaqueline O’Leary, Vincent Cannon and Frederick Plan said they were able to identify and separate APT38 from the many other North Korean-based cybergangs now operating, although the researchers noted APT38’s methodology does overlap to some extent with the well-known Lazarus Group and TEMP.Hermit. However, the latter two have cyberespionage as their goal with APT38 falling into the John Dillinger criminal segment acting primarily as bank robbers.

APT38 has attempted to steal more than $1 billion since 2014.

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