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Lazarus Is Tracking Crypto Traders and Executives

Lazarus – the North Korean hacking group – is back in the news again today, this time because the organization is reportedly using apps to track those involved in the cryptocurrency space. Lazarus Is Doing Everything to Obtain Crypto Among the law enforcement agencies that have discovered this new activity from Lazarus are CISA, the US Treasury Department, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). All three organizations are now banding together as a means of...

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Bitcoin Is Doing Great Things in Foreign Nations

Bitcoin is often touted as something that can potentially move the world in the right direction. It allegedly offers people financial freedom and more control over their monetary decisions, and the world’s number one digital currency by market cap appears to be producing solid results in foreign markets and nations. How Is Bitcoin Helping People Around the World? One case where the currency is performing acts of good is in both China and North Korea. Not long ago, North...

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Lazarus Tied to Axie Infinity Crypto Theft in March

Not long ago, Live Bitcoin News put out an article discussing the hacking of gaming network Axie Infinity, which ultimately resulted in more than $600 million in digital currency funds being stolen overnight. The incident is easily one to mar the crypto books and one of the biggest digital currency heists in history. Axie Infinity Was Allegedly Hit by Lazarus Since then, additional details have come about linking the incident to Lazarus, a notorious hacking group...

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Ethereum’s Virgil Griffith Gets 5-Year Prison Sentence

Crypto expert Virgil Griffith was sentenced to five years in prison after pleading guilty last year to conspiracy. Virgil Griffith Will Serve Time Behind Bars Griffith had been charged with helping North Korea use cryptocurrencies to avoid sanctions. He will serve his prison term in a federal corrections facility. At 39 years of age, Griffith traveled to North Korea’s capital of Pyongyang in 2019 to take part in a crypto-based conference even after the U.S. government...

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Chainalysis: Russia Has Stolen A Lotta Crypto

Blockchain analysis firm Chainalysis has published a new report suggesting that cybercriminals stationed in Russia have made off with approximately $400 million in stolen digital currency funds. Cybercrime in Russia Is Booming Chainalysis says that much of this money was garnered through extortion and ransomware attacks. The news plays on the idea that crypto crime has grown heavily in recent years, with the blockchain firm stating in recent documents that billions of...

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Chainalysis: North Korea Stole a Lotta Crypto Last Year

A new report from blockchain analysis firm Chainalysis suggests that in the year 2021, North Korea stole as much as $400 million worth of cryptocurrency. As many as seven separate attacks were launched as a means of gaining access to the money. North Korea Is Rich from Stealing Crypto Among the methods used to engage in thievery were “phishing lures, code exploits, malware, and advanced social engineering to siphon funds” out of organizations’ hot wallets and addresses,...

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Crypto Expert Virgil Griffith Is Facing 20 Years in Prison

Not long ago, a crypto expert by the name of Virgil Griffith caused a stir when he attended a blockchain conference in North Korea – a country sanctioned by the United States – and offered a seminar on how blockchain could potentially be used to hide transactions and avoid financial prying from the West. Virgil Griffith Will Be Sentenced Soon The conference took place in 2019. Now, Griffith is facing the tune of his actions and has pled guilty to helping North Korea...

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Chainalysis: Lazarus Is to Blame for Last Year’s KuCoin Crypto Theft

One of the biggest cryptocurrency thefts in history occurred last year. It involved the digital exchange KuCoin, which ultimately lost more than $275 million in total assets. Now, a new report has emerged blaming Lazarus – a North Korea-based hacking group – for the attack.Lazarus Is Behind a Massive TheftLazarus has been active for several years. The organization is believed to be centered in North Korea. It is also alleged that the group has stolen more than $1.75 billion in total digital...

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The U.S. Is Taking Its Crypto Back from North Korea

Recently, Live Bitcoin News reported that the U.S. was looking to sue North Korea over several million dollars-worth of cryptocurrency that had been stolen over the past year via cyberattacks on two separate exchanges. There has been a break in the story in that the U.S. is no longer planning to file suit, as it has already gained access to the nearly 300 accounts that the stolen money had been filtered into. The country is now moving to transfer these funds back into American digital...

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U.S. Initiates Lawsuit Against North Korea Over Stolen Digital Currencies

The United States is saying “enough” when it comes to the hacking history of nuclear state North Korea. The country is now suing its rival for control of more than 200 separate bitcoin and Ethereum accounts which allegedly contain crypto funds that were taken illegally from two trading exchanges.North Korea Is Being Taken to CourtNorth Korea has a long history of stealing cryptocurrency to fund its illicit programs. The country is allegedly the home of Lazarus, a hardcore hacking organization...

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