[iw] - North Korean hackers charged in massive cryptocurrency theft scheme

Richard Forno rforno at infowarrior.org
Wed Feb 17 11:39:16 EST 2021


North Korean hackers charged in massive cryptocurrency theft scheme

Dan Mangan at _DanMangan

Key Points

	• Federal authorities said that three North Korean computer programmers have been indicted for conducting a series of cyberattacks to steal and extort more than $1.3 billion in cash and cryptocurrency from financial institutions and companies.

	• The programmers also are accused of creating and deploying “multiple malicious cryptocurrency applications, and to develop and fraudulently market a blockchain platform,” according to a Department of Justice press release.

	• Officials said the charges laid out Wednesday expands a case from 2018 that detailed the cyberattack on Sony Pictures and the creation of the ransomware known as WannaCry.

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https://www.cnbc.com/2021/02/17/north-korean-hackers-charged-in-massive-cryptocurrency-theft-scheme.html





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