North Korean hacker group Lazarus stole half a billion dollars in crypto, according to report

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North Korea's infamous hacking group, called Lazarus, has managed to steal over half a billion dollars in cryptocurrencies, a report indicates. The coming annual report from cybersecurity vendor Group-IB sets out that Lazarus was behind 14 hacks on crypto exchanges since January 2017, reaping a massive $571 million from the attacks.

The news backs up claims from officials in South Korea, who said in February that North Korean hackers likely stole tens of millions of dollars' worth in cryptocurrencies in 2017. The methods used by hackers in order to carry out their attacks include spear phishing, social engineering and malware.
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