UTC-05:00,Monday , September 16th 2019

US Treasury Sanctions North Korean Hacker Groups For Cyber Attacks

20:25 Friday , September 13th 2019
On Sept. 13, the U.S. Department of Treasury announced sanctions against North Korean hacking groups, more specifically the renowned Lazarus group, and two lesser-known entities, Bluenoroff and Andariel.
In August, Cointelegraph reported that the United Nations claimed that North Korea had netted around $2 billion by hacking banks and cryptocurrency exchanges. On Sept. 1, North Korea's official state media, the Korea Central News Agency (KCNA), denied allegations of massive theft by North Korean agents. The KCNA cited a statement from the National Coordination Committee of the DPRK for Anti-Money Laundering and Countering the Financing of Terrorism that accused the United States and other hostile forces of spreading slanderous rumors.
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