This site uses cookies. Browsing the site, you agree to the use of cookies. If you need more information, please visit the Cookies Policy page
Прямой эфир
Cryptocurrencies: 3368 / Markets: 20327
Market Cap: $ 246 360 142 022 / 24h Vol: $ 104 924 154 626 / BTC Dominance: 65.7955%

Н News

North Korea’s $700 Million Crypto Theft Chest Could Fund Nukes: Report

Get Exclusive Analysis and Investing Ideas of Future Assets on Join the community today and get up to $400 in discount by using the code: "CCN+Hacked". Sign up here. googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1524167859587-8'); }); Get Exclusive Analysis and Investing Ideas of Future Assets on Join the community today and get up to $400 in discount by using the code: "CCN+Hacked". Sign up here. googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1524167859587-0'); }); TweetShare Despite the heavy international sanctions it is under, North Korea has continued its weapons of mass destruction (WMD) programs undeterred thanks to the sanctions-circumvention tactics the hermit kingdom has developed. According to the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI), one of the chief ways North Korea is financing its WMD programs is through cryptocurrencies, which it has obtained mostly illegally. Currently, it estimated that North Korea may have amassed cryptocurrencies worth between $545 million and $735 million. The hermit kingdom has been linked to various cybercrime activities, the most lucrative of which have been hacking cryptocurrency exchanges. North Korea not Keen on Observing Good Neighborliness… In what amounts to old news, the RUSI report says North Korea has been mostly targeting South Korean cryptocurrency exchanges. These exchanges include YouBit and Bithumb. In some instances, North Korean cybercrime operatives have hacked the same South Korean crypto exchanges more than once. This is the case with Bithumb and YouBit. The report further adds that the number of cybercrime operatives working for North Korea is in the thousands. The most prominent of these state-sponsored North Korean cybercrime organizations is the Lazarus Group: In 2015, South Korean intelligence estimated that North Korea employs up to 6,000 cyber-warfare experts, a number that has likely grown since then. Among these experts are the Lazarus Group, a group of hackers working under the 6th Technical Bureau, within North Korea’s Reconnaissance General Bureau. The Lazarus Group is often also referred to as Unit 180 or Bureau 121, although experts debate whether these are all indeed the same group. Why, oh Why? Part of the reason why North Korea has made South Korean crypto exchanges its key target include the fact that crypto is a rapidly growing sector in Asia’s 4th largest economy. It is estimated that South Korea accounts for up to 16 percent of all the cryptocurrency trading in the world. South Korean exchanges are also considered ‘highly vulnerable to cyber attack’, according to RUSI. Besides hacking exchanges, North Korea has also been involved in cryptojacking. Interestingly, its most prominent victim so far has been South Korean firm. In one reported case cybercriminals linked to the hermit kingdom seized the firm’s servers to mine Monero, managing to net around 70 XMR. The report by RUSI corroborates similar information by a United Nations panel. Last month the panel indicated that North Korea had amassed millions of dollars by stealing crypto. North Korea stole cryptocurrency via hacking: UN panel — swissbusiness (@swissbusiness) March 9, 2019 The Bromance Continues – Kim Jong-un Wants a 3rd Summit With Trump North Korea’s efforts to circumvent international sanctions are, however, not surprising. Some of the regional players have consequently openly expressed frustration. Recently, Japan’s foreign minister, Taro Kono, acknowledged to the Financial Times that the sanctions placed on North Korea are full of holes which need sealing. RUSI’s report coincides with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un showing a willingness to hold another meeting with the U.S. president. Last week, Kim told the North Korean parliament that he was open to holding a third summit with Donald Trump. This was on condition that ‘the United States approaches us with the right manner’. Trump welcomed the gesture while extolling the bond the two had formed as an asset. I agree with Kim Jong Un of North Korea that our personal relationship remains very good, perhaps the term excellent would be even more accurate, and that a third Summit would be good in that we fully understand where we each stand. North Korea has tremendous potential for……. — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 13, 2019 ….extraordinary growth, economic success and riches under the leadership of Chairman Kim. I look forward to the day, which could be soon, when Nuclear Weapons and Sanctions can be removed, and then watching North Korea become one of the most successful nations of the World! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 13, 2019 document.addEventListener("DOMContentLoaded", function(event) { var commentBoxDiv2 = document.getElementById("vuukle-comments"); var commentBoxDivAfter2 = document.getElementsByClassName("tags")[0]; var cloneCommentBoxDiv2 = commentBoxDiv2.cloneNode(true); commentBoxDiv2.parentNode.removeChild(commentBoxDiv2); commentBoxDivAfter2.parentNode.insertBefore(cloneCommentBoxDiv2, commentBoxDivAfter2.nextSibling); });#vuukle-comments{position:relative!important} var VUUKLE_CONFIG = { apiKey: "c0756128-a51e-44af-9c60-d971619bf980", articleId: "174737", tags: "Kim Jong-un, north korea", author: "Mark Emem", // Lang wordpressSync: true, eventHandler: function (e) { console.log(e); if (e.eventType == 'wpSync') { jQuery.ajax({ type: 'POST', data: { "action": "save_comment_to_db", "comment_ID":e.comment_ID, "comment_post_ID": e.comment_post_ID, "comment_author": e.comment_author, "comment_author_email": e.comment_author_email, "comment_author_url": e.comment_author_url, "comment_content": e.comment_content, "comment_type": e.comment_type, "comment_parent_ID": e.comment_parent, "user_id": e.user_id, "comment_author_IP": e.comment_author_IP, "comment_agent": e.comment_agent, "comment_approved": e.comment_approved, "comment_date": e.comment_date, "comment_date_gmt": e.comment_date_gmt, "comment_karma": e.comment_karma, "_wpnonce": "32d613f9b5" // WPCS: XSS ok }, url: "/wp-admin/admin-ajax.php", beforeSend: function () { }, success: function (data) { } }); } }, // Articles - recommendations in emotes and comments widget recommendationsWideImages: false, globalRecommendations: true, // Colors darkMode: false, // By Widget theme: {color: "108ee9"}, comments: { vuukleAuth: true, disqusAuth: true, hideRecommendedArticles: false, hideCommentInputBox: false, enabled: true, commentingClosed: false, maxChars: '3000', countToLoad: '5', toxicityLimit: '80', spamLimit: '90', sorting: 'latest', transliteration:{ language: 'en', enabledByDefault: false, }, }, emotes: { enabled: false, hideRecommendedArticles: false, size: '70', // icons size firstImg: '', firstName: 'Yeah!', secondImg: '', secondName: 'Careface', thirdImg: '', thirdName: 'hmm..', fourthImg: '', fourthName: 'HAHA', fifthImg: '', fifthName:'PISSED', sixthImg: '', sixthName: 'cry baby', disable: [], }, powerbar: { enabled: false, defaultEmote: 1, items: [ 'twitter', 'facebook', 'linkedin', 'messenger', 'whatsapp', 'reddit', 'messenger', 'pinterest', 'flipboard', 'email', ], customUrls: { twitter: ` Korea’s $700 Million Crypto Theft Chest Could Fund Nukes: Report&url=`, }, }, }; (function () { var d = document, s = d.createElement('script'); s.async = true; s.src = ''; (d.head || d.body).appendChild(s); })(); googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1524167859587-2'); }); (function() { var referer="";try{if(referer=document.referrer,"undefined"==typeof referer||""==referer)throw"undefined"}catch(exception){referer=document.location.href,(""==referer||"undefined"==typeof referer)&&(referer=document.URL)}referer=referer.substr(0,700); var rcds = document.getElementById("rcjsload_f09f3b"); var rcel = document.createElement("script"); = 'rc_' + Math.floor(Math.random() * 1000); rcel.type = 'text/javascript'; rcel.src = """&c="+(new Date()).getTime()+"&width="+(window.outerWidth || document.documentElement.clientWidth)+"&referer="+encodeURIComponent(referer); rcel.async = true; rcds.appendChild(rcel); })(); var vuuklehb = vuuklehb || {}; vuuklehb.que = vuuklehb.que || []; var passbackAdunit = { slotId: "/213794966/vuukle-widget/", slotSizes: [[250, 250], [300, 250], [400, 250],[400, 300]], adId: "div-gpt-vuukle-passback" }; vuuklehb.que.push(function(){ vuuklehb.loadPassbackAds([passbackAdunit]); });