The Democratic People’s Republic of North Korea has recently come out with a statement denying its involvement in the $2 billion crypto hacking attempts that have occurred in 2019. The government called these accusations as false and classified them as excuses from foreign “enemies” to justify further sanctions and embargoes on the DPRK.
North Korea was accused by several independent cybersecurity experts who managed to trace a lot of crypto-jacking malware to North Korea-based devices and facilities. They reported these numbers to the UN and it has been under consideration and investigation ever since.
It’s currently unknown whether or not the allegations are true, but the UN is also considering the country’s tarnished reputation which will most likely force it to approach this matter with as much seriousness as possible. We may have the final answer to this predicament quite soon.
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