FBI Confirms North Korea's Lazarus Group Pulled Off $100M Horizon Bridge Heist
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(Note: the following item was corrected post-publication to clarify that only one hacking group, the Lazarus Group, also known as APT28, was behind the Horizon Bridge theft.)
Affirming earlier findings from cryptocurrency analysis firm Elliptic, the FBI announced that North Korea’s Lazarus Group, also known as APT28, was behind the theft of $100 million in crypto assets last June from Horizon Bridge.
Horizon Bridge, a service enabling crypto assets to be traded between the Harmony blockchain and other blockchains, was drained of ether (ETH), tether (USDT), and wrapped bitcoin (wBTC). The FBI said that the hackers were “cyber actors associated with the [Democratic People's Republic of Korea]” who relied on a malware campaign known as “TraderTraitor” in the Harmony attack.
The FBI also said that two weeks ago, a …
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