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US charges North Korean computer programmers in global hacks

 

February 18, 2021

Wong Maye-E, File - Associated Press

In 2017, North Korean men and women use computer terminals at the Sci-Tech Complex in Pyongyang, North Korea. The Justice Department has charged three North Korean computer programmers in a broad range of global hacks.

WASHINGTON - The Justice Department has charged three North Korean computer programmers in a broad range of global hacks, including a destructive attack targeting an American movie studio, and in the attempted theft and extortion of more than $1.3 billion from banks and companies, federal prosecutors said Wednesday.

The newly unsealed indictment builds off an earlier criminal case brought in 2018 and adds two additional North Korean defendants. Prosecutors identified all three as members of a North Korean military intelligence agency, accusing them of carrying out hacks at the behest of the government with a goal of using stolen funds for the benefit of the regime. Alarmingly to U.S. officials, the defendants worked at times from locations in Russia and China.

https://www.startribune.com/us-charges-north-korean-computer-programmers-in-global-hacks/600024077/

 

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