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North Korea is trying to amass a bitcoin war chest

North Korea’s cyber wars Hackers linked to North Korea are ramping up attempts to steal bitcoin in order to bring in money for Kim Jong Un’s regime, a top cybersecurity firm says. Bitcoin and other forms of virtual money — known as cryptocurrencies — appeal to North Korea as the U.S. pursues international sanctions aimed at further isolating the country, according to a new report from FireEye. “Sanctions against North Korea are likely to fuel their cybercrime activity,” said Bryce Boland, Singapore-based chief technology officer with FireEye. “Attacks on cryptocurrency ...

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