Hacking for Dollars: North Korean Cybercrime

From securityboulevard.com

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In mid-February 2021, the Department of Justice shared the content of what had been a sealed indictment charging three North Korean (DPRK) hacking “operatives” with a plethora of cybercrimes, including “cyber heists and extortion schemes, targeting both traditional and cryptocurrencies.”

Assistant Attorney General John C. Demers remarked, “The indictment refines the attribution of this crime spree to the DPRK military intelligence services, specifically the [Democratic People’s Republic of Korea] Reconnaissance General Bureau (RGB). Simply put, the regime has become a criminal syndicate with a flag, which harnesses its state resources to steal hundreds of millions of dollars.”

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