North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un. Photo: AFP
North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un. Photo: AFP
North Korea

North Korean hackers stole US$400 million in cryptocurrency in 2021

  • Once North Korea gained custody of the funds, they began a careful laundering process to cover up and cash out; UN says stolen funds support nuclear and ballistic missile programmes
  • Many of last year’s cyber attacks were carried out by the Lazarus Group, sanctioned by the United States, and controlled by North Korea’s primary intelligence bureau

Topic |   North Korea
North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un. Photo: AFP
North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un. Photo: AFP
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