DOJ Charges North Korean Hackers for $1.3 Billion Conspiracy to Steal and Extortion Schemes
Canadian-American citizen arrested as a money launderer, Feds warn of N. Korea's Apple Jeus, Neuberger says nine federal agencies, 100 companies caught by SolarWinds breach, much more
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The U.S. Justice Department unsealed charges against three North Koreans who work for the Reconnaissance General Bureau, North Korea’s military intelligence agency, which houses hacking groups that go by various names, including Lazarus Group and Advanced Persistent Threat 38 (APT38). They stand accused of conspiring to steal and extort more than $1.3 billion in cash and cryptocurrency from banks and businesses worldwide, with one of the hackers, Park Jin Hyok, previously charged in 2014 with the connection of North Korea’s hack of Sony Pictures.
The DOJ also announced that a Canadian American citizen, Ghaleb Alaumary, has pleaded guilty to serving as a money launderer who assisted the alleged North Korean hackers.
The conspiracy charges against the hackers are wide-ranging and encompass ATM and cryptocurrency hacking, the crea…
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