Pyongyang, A gang of hackers linked to the North Korean government has stolen $ 600 million worth of cryptocurrencies from the US in just one fell swoop. According to the US FBI, the Lazarus group affiliated with North Korea and APT38 carried out the theft at Etherium. Ethereum is a type of cryptocurrency technology platform.
An FBI investigation has revealed that hackers broke into Axis Infinity’s computer network and committed this major theft. Axi Infinity is a kind of video game through which players can earn cryptocurrency.
Sky Mavis, the maker of the video game, said some unknown hackers had stolen $ 600 million worth of cryptocurrency from the computer network it used.
Cyber experts believe that cyber attacks are North Korea’s main source of income. It has been a major source of income for North Korean President Kim Jong Un since he came to power.
The Lazarus Group has stolen about $ 1.75 billion worth of cryptocurrencies in the last few years, according to a firm that monitors digital currency transactions. Google researchers have also recently uncovered two separate alleged hacking attacks. The target was the US media, IT, cryptocurrency and financial technology organizations.