National cyber watchdog issues warning of impending attacks on private and public sector networks

The Czech Republic’s National Cyber and Information Security Agency (NÚKIB) has issued a warning of an upcoming wave of extortionary campaigns targeting the country’s public and private sectors. The attacks are coming from a group of cybercriminals known under the name “Fancy Lazarus”, which uses the threat of launching a powerful DDoS attack to extort payments in Bitcoin from its victims. Similar warnings were issued by NÚKIB in May as well.

The state cyber watchdog recommends not replying to the group’s emails. Instead, companies are advised to contact the police or the country’s CERT cyber security coordination team.