North Korea Is Continuously Trying To Steal South Korean Cryptocurrencyin News
South Korea said today that North Korea last year stole cryptocurrency from the South worth billions of won and that it was still trying to hack into its exchanges.
"North Korea sent emails that could hack into cryptocurrency exchanges and their customers' private information and stole (cryptocurrency) worth billions of won," said Kim Byung-kee, a member of South Korea's parliamentary intelligence committee.Kim did not disclose which exchanges were hacked. According to a report by Internet company Recorded Future, "North Korean government actors, specifically Lazarus Group, continued to target South Korean cryptocurrency exchanges and users in late 2017, before Kim Jong Un’s New Year’s speech and subsequent North-South dialogue." In mid-December, the South Korean intelligence agency said it obtained proof of Pyongyang's alleged complicity in the theft of personal data of about 30,000 users of the Bithumb cryptocurrency exchange. This could be one of the few setbacks on recent ties between the two countries, which took a step forward in the Winter Olympics - fielding a joint team consisting of players from both North and South Korea in the women's ice hockey competition.
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