Symantec Uncovers North Korean Group’s ATM Attack Malware

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Researchers from Symantec have uncovered the malware tool North Korea’s infamous Lazarus Group has been using since 2016 to empty millions of dollars in cash from ATMs belonging to mostly small and midsize banks in Asia and Africa. In a report this week, the security vendor described the malware as designed to intercept and approve fraudulent ATM cash withdrawal requests before they reach a bank’s underlying switch application server that processes them.

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