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Lazarus APT Group Linked to New Dacls Malware That Targets Linux Systems

December 18, 2019 / Threat Actors

The Lazarus APT group has been observed to be using a new malware that goes after Linux systems.
This malware is a Remote Access Trojan (RAT) dubbed Dacls that can also impact Windows devices. Also known as the HIDDEN COBRA, the Lazarus APT group is said to have surged in 2014 and 2015. The group has been active since at least 2009 and usually used tailored malware in their attacks.Several major attacks including the WannaCry ransomware attack and the Sony Pictures hack are said to be launched by the Lazarus APT group.The newly spotted malware, Dacls, is supposedly the first malware the group has used to target Linux systems.