North Korea has been accused of hacking South Korean cryptocurrency exchanges

North Korea has been accused of hacking South Korean cryptocurrency exchanges in a series of cyber-heists. A mysterious hacking squad called the Lazarus Group is thought to have launched operations aimed at cryptocurrency businesses based in democratic South Korea. Although it’s often hard to prove the true identity of cyber-attackers, it’s believed the Lazarus Group is a ‘threat actor’ based in North Korea. It has been linked to the ‘WannaCry’ attacks which crippled the NHS using malware which locked down computers and demanded a ransom in Bitcoin to open them up again. Juan Andres Guerrero-Saade and Priscilla Moriuchi, security researchers at the tech firm Insikt Group, have just published research which suggests Pyongyang launched a new hacking campaign in the autumn of last year

 

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https://cointelegraph.com/news/north-korea-accused-of-hacking-south-korean-bitcoin-exchange-youbit

http://uk.businessinsider.com/north-korea-south-korea-bitcoin-heist-2017-12?r=US&IR=T 

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