Accusations from South Korean intelligence that North Korean hackers may be guilty of the theft of $530 million of virtual coins from a Japanese cryptocurrency exchange last month have added to fears that Pyongyang may be shifting its formidable cyber prowess towards digital currency markets.
The pariah regime has already been blamed for some of the world’s most audacious cyber crimes. In December, the US confirmed that it was behind May’s WannaCry ransomware attack, which affected more than 230,000 computers in 150 countries and crippled the NHS in Britain.
While the world has obsessed over Pyongyang’s nuclear ambitions, its shadowy cyberwarfare agency, Bureau 121, has silently built a handpicked sophisticated cyber army capable of plundering international banks, military espionage and attacking critical infrastructure.
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