April 16, 2024

North Korea denies involvement in a global ATM hacking scheme, despite US claims

North Korea says U.S. accusations are false and are merely an effort to divert scrutiny away from American cybercrimes

North Korean authorities publicly rejected U.S. government claims that the country is connected to a financial cybercrime campaign targeting international ATMs, the DPRK's foreign ministry stated on Aug. 29.

A "press statement" issued by North Korea's so-called "National Coordination Committee for Anti-Money Laundering and Countering the Financing of Terrorism" claims that Washington recently linked North Korean actors to the case in order to deflect international attention away from U.S. cybercrimes.

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