Behind North Korea's Stunning Crypto-Heist

Behind North Korea's Stunning Crypto-Heist
(Korean Central News Agency/Korea News Service via AP)

Cyberattacks waged against cryptocurrency exchanges are now common, but the theft of just over $7 million from the Singapore-based exchange DragonEx last March stands out for at least three reasons. 

First there is the extremely elaborate phishing scheme the attackers used to get in, which involved not only fake websites but also fake crypto-trading bots. Then there's slick way they laundered the crypto-cash they stole. Last but not least: they appear to have been working for Kim Jong-un.

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