April 07, 2017

FOR REAL? North Korea Hacking Nigerian Banks

North Korea’s hacking operations have expanded to more countries, including Nigeria, a report by a Russian cyber security firm, Kaspersky, has claimed.

The cyber security firm said hackers backed by North Korea were targeting financial institutions in 18 countries, including Nigeria. But why?

According to a report on the hacking claims by the CNN, two international security experts believe North Korea is likely spending the stolen funds on its nuclear weapons programme.

“Banks and security researchers have previously identified four similar cyber-heists attempted on financial institutions in Bangladesh, Ecuador, the Philippines and Vietnam.

“But researchers at Kaspersky now say the same hacking operation, known as ‘Lazarus’, also attacked financial institutions in Costa Rica, Ethiopia, Gabon, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Kenya, Malaysia, Nigeria, Poland, Taiwan, Thailand and Uruguay,” the report read in part.

Hackers were traced to North Korea after Kaspersky detected a mistake, and a hacker from a group operation known as Lazarus connected from North Korea, the United Press International also reported on Tuesday.

According to the report, the hackers had previously routed their attacks from computer services in France, South Korea and Taiwan, a move which made it difficult for security experts to identify the origin of the breaches.

13 comments:

Queen Abiodun Ogunnika said...

Simple Job,we Will Send Our Yahoo Boys After Them.
Them Dey Learn For Hacking.

Rosemary Ezeji said...

It had better not be for real o.

Onifade Joseph said...

If all the countries that has the where wither are being hacked, how our own want com be, na play we dey
#Believe

godwin progragrammer said...

evil act!

Ay360 said...

Hmmmm, dats serious

abdulrasaq abdulrafii said...

Critical these guys are dangerous but God pass them Nigeria wey dey recession?

I. C Bruno said...

Nawaoh

Rasheed Lawal said...

Fraud is everywhere

Gabby said...

Abeg the money in our banks in Nigeria belong to the masses. Our rich men hide their own money in the soakaways and tanks in order not to be exposed. Pls North Korea don't add to our sufferings.

Austine Gabriel said...

For real?

Nasiru Adoke said...

what is now the meaning of this? to do what? they had better stop such. na we go pay for una programmes abi una no get money ni

inumidun said...

Serz gbege..

okorochas justin said...

O boy ye...

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