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APT38 | A notorious cyber threat group suspected to originate from North Korea

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Incident Name Incident Discovery Date Cyber Incident Severity Affected Systems Response States Vulnerability
APT38 [Date of discovery] APT38 is a regime-backed threat group responsible for conducting some of the largest cyber heists in history. They target financial institutions worldwide, utilizing sophisticated tactics and malware. APT38 is distinct from other North Korean cyber groups in its financial motivation and tactics. High impact Financial institutions Under investigation High

Understanding APT38: Cyber Threat from North Korea

Dear Readers,

Today, we shed light on APT38, a notorious cyber threat group suspected to originate from North Korea. APT38 is responsible for conducting some of the largest cyber heists in history, targeting financial institutions worldwide.

Unlike other North Korean cyber groups, APT38’s primary motivation is financial gain. They have demonstrated a capability to compromise numerous financial institutions, utilizing sophisticated tactics, and custom-built malware.

APT38’s operations are careful, calculated, and have resulted in significant financial losses for their victims. Understanding their tactics and capabilities is crucial for organizations seeking to defend against this persistent threat.

Stay informed, stay secure.

First Step Technology LLC Cybersecurity Team