How Cryptocurrency Actively Plays into North Korea’s Cyber Offensive

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Presented by

Joe Dobson, Senior Principal Analyst, and Michael Barnhart, Principal Analyst, Mandiant Strategic Intelligence & Government

About this talk

Startling new attack vectors are forming as Web3 continues to take shape: North Korea is determined to use cryptocurrency-focused cyber operations to fund their nuclear program. Whether through phishing attacks, strategic employment, or outright theft, the Hermit Kingdom's survival has necessitated a level of innovation that has grabbed headlines and emptied wallets. Register today to join Mandiant analysts Michael Barnhart and Joe Dobson as they examine successes and failures of North Korea's new attack pattern as the North Korean regime perfects their tradecraft. Topics will include: • Unconventional opportunities Web3 technologies – such as IPFS – provide to threat actors • North Korea's use of Web2 attacks against Web3 organizations • How North Korea is establishing false personas to gain employment at cryptocurrency firms and decentralized autonomous organizations (DAOs) • Ways to combat this growing threat

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