UN report blames North Korean attackers for theft of $571 million from cryptocurrency exchanges

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The North Korean state has been involved in global organised crime since the 1970s
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The North Korean state has been involved in global organised crime since the 1970s

Cyber-attacks by North Korea-linked groups have grown in scale and sophistication over the past three years

A new report from the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) has blamed state-sponsored hackers from North Korea for stealing an estimated $571 million from cryptocurrency exchanges between January 2017...

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