North Korean hackers stole $1 billion in cryptocurrency in 2023: Report
DPRK cybercriminals behind over half of all crypto stolen last year as annual haul marks country’s second-highest ever
North Korean cybercriminals stole over $1 billion in cryptocurrency last year despite diminishing returns from virtual heists across the world, according to a U.S. blockchain analytics firm.
Pyongyang-backed threat groups’ collective haul represents a marked decrease after they stole $1.7 billion in 2022 on the back of record-breaking heists, but still accounted for over half of the $1.7 billion worth of virtual currency stolen worldwide, Chainalysis said in a report Wednesday. The $1 billion figure also represents North Korea’s second–highest year of cryptocurrency theft after 2022.
While the total amount stolen by DPRK actors decreased, the report added
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