Best Infosec-Related Long Reads of the Week, 11/19/22
How North Korea became one of the world's top cyber criminals, Royal Thai Police came to California to help hunt for Alpha Bay's mastermind, U.S. war on Chinese tech can have catastrophic consequences
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How North Korea became a mastermind of crypto cyber crime
The Financial Times’ Christian Davies and Scott Chipolina examine the rise of North Korea as a significant cyber crime player and how the $620 million hack of Axie Infinity earlier this year exposed how vulnerable the U.S. and allied countries appear to be to against large-scale North Korean crypto theft.
Kim Jong Il is quoted in a book published by the North Korean army as having said that “if the internet is like a gun, cyber attacks are like atomic bombs.” But it was only under his son Kim Jong Un, who assumed power in 2011, that the country’s cyber capabilities started to garner international…