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North Korean hackers move $3.2M from Gate.io 2018 hack
The majority of $234 million stolen in the attack was already laundered. The recent movements involved funds that were dormant for 4.5 years.
British citizen who helped North Korea evade US sanctions via crypto arrested in Moscow
Christopher Emms has been on the FBI's international wanted list for a number of years for his role in illegally providing cryptocurrency and blockchain services to North Korea.
UN says North Korea stole $630m of crypto last year in lowball estimate
The United Nations (UN) revealed in a confidential report that North Korea stole $630 million last year, according a Reuters article.
Harmony hacker moves $726k worth of stolen WETH
The new wallet received 463.82 WETH across five transactions and has remained dormant — without inflows or outflows for roughly an hour as of press time.
FBI: Lazarus Group carried out Harmony’s Horizon Protocol attack
The FBI has come forward to announce that the North Korean hacking group Lazarus was responsible for last year's exploit.
North Koreans reportedly targeting crypto jobs for insider access
Beyond plagiarizing resumes, researchers also discovered that some suspected North Koreans doctored qualifications when applying for jobs.
North Korea’s Lazarus Group linked to $100M Harmony exploit
Elliptics says the strategies employed for the Harmony exploit are consistent with the ones used for the Ronin Bridge exploit a few months ago.
North Korea’s ‘illicit’ crypto holdings heavily impacted by market crash
Chainalysis says North Korea’s unlaundered crypto holdings have dropped to $65 million due to the recent crypto market crash.
US Federal agencies warn businesses against mistakenly hiring North Korean hackers
North Korean entities have dispatched thousands of skilled IT workers worldwide to get employment and generate funds for its missile program.
North Korean hackers are targeting leading crypto organizations
Arthur Cheong claims the North Korean government sponsors the hackers, making them resourceful and sophisticated.
US claims North Korea’s ‘Lazarus Group’ responsible for Axie Infinity hack
Authorities in the US have blacklisted an Ethereum wallet containing over 100,000 units of the stolen funds.
Ex-Ethereum dev given 5 year sentence over helping North Korea evade sanctions
Virgil Griffith was warned against attending a crypto conference in North Korea but he refused to heed the warning.
North Korea using hackers to raise revenue via crypto heists
Mandiant, a cybersecurity company which was recently acquired by Google, released a report detailing some of North Korea's cyber operations and how the country is using hackers to raise money via theft of crypto assets.