North Korean hacking group Lazarus has stolen over half a billion dollars worth of crypto currencies since January 2017. According to a report from cybersecurity vendor Group-IB the hackers were behind 14 hacks on cryptocurrency exchanges and several other hacks. Supposedly we’re talking about at least 882 million dollars that was stolen by the infamous Lazarus collective.
The most common ways hackers get to the cryptocurrency, is by spear phishing, social engineering and installing malware on the victim’s computer. According to The Next Web spear phising, adding malware as an attachment to an e-mail, is the most common way hackers gain access.
Further more, ten percent of all ICO funds was stolen since early 2017. According the Group-IB the attacks on crypto won’t stop. Many hackers who normally aim for regular banks, are now going towards cryptocurrency projects. The yield would be much higher there.
Mining pools would also be an easy target, especially for smaller coins. It would be relatively easy to perform a 51% attack and take over the network.