North Korean Hackers Target Cybersecurity Researchers with Trojanized IDA Pro

Lazarus, the North Korea-affiliated state-sponsored group, is attempting to once again target security researchers with backdoors and remote access trojans using a trojanized pirated version of the popular IDA Pro reverse engineering software.

The findings were reported by ESET security researcher Anton Cherepanov last week in a series of tweets.

IDA Pro is an Interactive Disassembler that’s designed to translate machine language (aka executables) into assembly language, enabling security researchers to analyze the inner workings of a program (malicious or otherwise) as well as function as a debugger to detect errors.

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