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N. Korean Hackers Enjoy 'Banner Year' Of Crypto Crime: Report

North Korean hackers ripped off investment firms and exchanges for almost $400 million worth of cryptocurrency last year. So reports Wired.

north korean flag g0423904b2 640The figure, which was published by blockchain analysis company Chainalysis, represents a substantial spike in cryptocurrency crime and brings the five-year total of stolen digital assets to $1.5 billion. “That hoard of stolen cryptocurrency now contributes significantly to the coffers of Kim Jong-un’s totalitarian regime as it seeks to fund itself—and its weapons programs—despite the country’s heavily sanctioned, isolated, and ailing economy,” according to the article.

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