FBI, U.S. Treasury and CISA Warn of North Korean Hackers Targeting Blockchain CompaniesDavid Chung
U.S. government has issued a new warning about North Korean state-sponsored hackers targeting blockchain companies, including cryptocurrency exchanges, DeFi protocols, trading firms, venture capital funds, and individuals holding NFTs.
The disclosure comes less than a week after the Treasury Department attributed the cryptocurrency theft of Axie Infinity’s Ronin Network to the Lazarus Group, sanctioning the wallet address used to receive the stolen funds.
“North Korean state-sponsored cyber actors use a full array of tactics and techniques to exploit computer networks of interest, acquire sensitive cryptocurrency-intellectual property, and gain financial assets,” the agencies said.
“These actors will likely continue exploiting vulnerabilities of cryptocurrency technology firms, gaming companies, and exchanges to generate and launder funds to support the North Korean regime.”
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