12 Sep '17, 11pm

North Korean Hackers Stealing Bitcoin to Circumvent Sanctions

North Korean Hackers Stealing Bitcoin to Circumvent Sanctions

North Korean hackers are increasingly stealing bitcoin in an attempt to offset international sanctions and raise funds for the government of Kim Jong-un, researchers say. According to cybersecurity firm FireEye , at least three South Korean cryptocurrency exchanges have been targeted since May by state-sponsored actors working for Pyongyang. The hackers are said to have sent spearphising emails containing PEACHPIT, malware previously linked to North Korea, to the personal accounts of employees at the exchanges. A timeline presented by FireEye shows what appears to be an uptick in attacks against cryptocurrency-related entities in South Korea following the United States’ April announcement concerning economic sanctions against Pyongyang. “While bitcoin and cryptocurrency exchanges may seem like odd targets for nation state actors interested in funding state coffers, some of...

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