US charges North Korean hackers with stealing and extorting more than $1.3bn in cash and cryptocurrency

US charges North Korean hackers with stealing and extorting more than $1.3bn in cash and cryptocurrency

An ICYMI from Wednesday (US time), US assistant attorney general John Demers:

  • “North Korea’s operatives, using keyboards rather than guns, stealing digital wallets of cryptocurrency instead of sacks of cash, are the world’s leading 21st century nation-state robbers … 
  •  the regime has become a criminal syndicate with a flag”

Its believed NK funded its nuclear and ballistic missile programmes via the cyber heists.

The end of US appeasement of North Korea over the past few years will be a welcome development in Asia. 

An ICYMI from Wednesday (US time), US assistant attorney general John Demers:

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