North Korea Accused Of Stealing And Mining Cryptocurrencies For Revenue

North Korea is accused of stealing cryptocurrencies as a revenue source.

A group of North Korean hackers called Anadarei are accused of breaching a server in South Korea and stealing 70 Monero coins during last summer according to an analysis carried out by the South Korean government.

The coins were valued in total at about $25,000 US.

Collecting Ransoms In Bitcoin?

North Korea has also been accused by the U.S. of having orchestrated the Wannacry ransom attacks back in May.

The attacks crippled more than 300,000 servers and victims had to pay a ransom in Bitcoin to gain access to their files.

The UN, often at the urging of the U.S., has continually increased sanctions on North Korea making it difficult for it to earn money through exports.


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