FBI saysCybercriminals linked to the North Korean regime have been implicated in an attack on Harmony Protocol, a US-based crypto project that resulted in more than $100 million in losses last year.
Monday, FBI It was published simple statement It recently closed an investigation to confirm that a well-known North Korean hacking group known as “Lazarus” was responsible for the hack. The hack involved targeting a cryptocurrency “bridge.” Digital asset transfer mechanism that Became common target For modern hackers. The attack, which occurred last June, exploited a security vulnerability within Harmony’s Ethereum-based bridge. COINTELGRAPH REPORT.
According to officials, on January 13 of this year, money stolen in a robbery (a whopping $60 million in tokens) was transferred to various cryptocurrencies by North Korean hackers using a privacy protocol known as “Railgun.” was laundered into the wallet of Some of these funds have since been “frozen”. A crypto service provider that manages your wallet.
Cyber Criminals Connected to Hermit Kingdom for Years condemned For hacking which is gaining attention in the web3 project. The DPKR hackers are not only lining their own pockets, researchers say, but they frequently use money stolen from cryptocurrency hacks to help fund regime initiatives. its nuclear weapons programLast year, the Lazarus group also Compromised the Ronin Bridgea popular cipher business.Hacker finally succeeded Over $600 Million in Dollars It has become one of the largest crypto heists in history..
The FBI is working with law enforcement partners to “identify and disrupt North Korea’s theft and laundering of virtual currency used to support North Korea’s ballistic missile and weapons of mass destruction programs.” says it continues.