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North Korean hackers stole $400 million in cryptocurrency last year - and they're in no rush to cash out

2 days ago   |   By Business Insider

North Korea-linked hackers stole nearly $400 million in cryptocurrency last year. Kim Won Jin/AFP/Getty Images
After dipping in 2019, the number of North Korean-linked hacks grew in 2020 and 2021.
Ether accounted for about 60% of the funds stolen in 2021.
Many of these attacks were likely carried out by the Lazarus Group linked to the WannaCry ransomware attack.
North Korea stole nearly $400 million worth in cryptocurrency in 2021, making it a "banner year" for the country's cybercriminals, according to blockchain analysis firm Chainalysis. The attacks were targeted at investment firms and...
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