Tag: North Korea

North Korea may Have to Forfeit 113 Cryptocurrency Accounts

The involvement of North Korea in cryptocurrency has always been subject to speculation. A new report seems to indicate that the US wants to gain control of all digital assets tied to this country. Various countries around the world are subject to sanctions. The Role of North Korea in Bitcoin These sanctions are imposed for a wide variety of reasons, including financial wrongdoings or other crimes. In the case of …
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Fake Crypto Platform Distributes North Korean MacOS Trojan

It has been a while since a new strain of malware was linked to cryptocurrencies. In the case of this particular Trojan, it was hosted on a fake cryptocurrency trading platform. The Trojan was originally identified earlier this week by Dinesh Devadoss, a malware researcher. A new MacOS Malware Surfaces It has not been officially named at this point, but the payload has become apparent. The Trojan distributes the mach-O …
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North Korean Hackers Attacked South Korean Exchanges, NIS Claims

As originally reported by local media outlets, the South Korean National Intelligence Service has traced previous hackings of domestic cryptocurrency exchanges back to the North.  North vs. South This Saturday, South Korean newspapers recapped reports by the NIS that claimed North Korean hackers were behind an attack on the Bithumb exchange. The hack, which began after an employee’s PC was compromised, leaked personal details of some 36,000 user accounts.  The attack supposedly …
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North Korean Hackers Continue to Target Bitcoin Platforms in Europe and Asia

North Korea has quickly become one of the most scrutinized nations on the planet. That’s not entirely surprising, given its recent missile tests and large-scale state-sponsored hacking operations. It is this latter part which is making the biggest headlines right now. More specifically, there are rumors that North Korean hackers are targeting Bitcoin service providers once again. North Korea Wants Your Bitcoins We have seen various allegations regarding Bitcoin and North Korea in recent months. More …
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