US recovers half million dollars stolen by North Korean hackers from hospitals
Justice Department links attack on medical centers in Kansas and Colorado to DPRK’s Maui ransomware campaign
U.S. authorities have recovered half a million dollars stolen from American hospitals and other victims by North Korean hackers linked to a novel ransomware campaign, according to the Justice Department.
“Thanks to rapid reporting and cooperation from a victim, the FBI and Justice Department prosecutors have disrupted the activities of a North Korean state-sponsored group deploying ransomware known as ‘Maui,’” U.S. Deputy Attorney General Lisa Monaco said at a cybersecurity conference Tuesday.
According to a government press release posted the same day, North Korean hackers had extorted the funds from medical centers in
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