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March 5, 2021

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Federal officials issue indictment, cyber advisory around North Korean attack on financial entities, cryptocurrency

By Charlie Mitchell / February 17, 2021

The Department of Justice has indicted hackers affiliated with the North Korean military in a broad scheme targeting financial institutions and others, including “cryptocurrency theft in over 30 countries during the past year alone,” according to an analysis by the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency.

The three hackers are charged with “participating in a wide-ranging criminal conspiracy to conduct a series of destructive cyberattacks, to steal and extort more than $1.3 billion of money and cryptocurrency from financial institutions and...

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