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 قراصنة في كوريا الشمالية سرقوا 400 مليون دولار في العام 2021 infographic
Graphic shows North Korean-linked hacks by value since 2017 and key attacks by the Lazarus Group.


قراصنة في كوريا الشمالية سرقوا 400 مليون دولار في العام 2021

By Jordi Bou

January 14, 2022 - شنت كوريا الشمالية ما لا يقل عن سبع هجمات على منصات العملات المشفرة سحبت من خلالها في العام 2021 أصولاً رقمية بقيمة 400 مليون دولار تقريبا.

“From 2020 to 2021, the number of North Korean-linked hacks jumped from four to seven, and the value extracted from these hacks grew by 40%,” Chainalysis said in a report.

The hackers used a number of techniques, including phishing lures, code exploits and malware to siphon funds from the organisations' “hot” wallets and then moved them into North Korea-controlled addresses, the company said.

Chainalysis said it is likely that many of last year's attacks were conducted by the so-called Lazarus Group, a hacking group which the U.S. has applied sanctions against.

The Lazarus Group has previously been accused of involvement in the 2016 theft of $81 million from Bangladesh Bank via the SWIFT network; the 2017 WannaCry ransomware attack; and “numerous other attacks or intrusions on the entertainment, financial services, defense, technology and virtual currency industries, as well as academia and electric utilities.”

PUBLISHED: 14/01/2022; STORY: Graphic News; PICTURES: Bermix Studio via Unsplash