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 N. Korean. Hacker stehlen $400M in 2021 infographic
Grafik zeigt die Nordkorea-zugeschriebenen Hacks nach Wert seit 2017 und die wichtigsten Attacken der Lazaarus Gruppe.


Nordkoreanische Hacker stehlen 2021 $400M

By Jordi Bou

January 14, 2022 - Nordkorea hat mindestens sieben Angriffe auf Cryptowährungs-Plattformen unternommen, und konnte 2021 knapp den Gegenwert von $400 Millionen an digitalem Vermögen abziehen. Es war für die Hacker eines der erfolgreichsten Jahre.

“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: 16/01/2022; STORY: Graphic News; PICTURES: Bermix Studio via Unsplash