The Republic of Korea’s National Police Agency (NPA) has made public details the reports of investigation about North Korean hackers attempting to steal bitcoins from the country bitcoin exchanges.
As covered by CNN in the past the cybersecurity firm, FireEye showed reports of a North Korean state campaing attempting to steal bitcoins from South Korean cryptocurrency exchanges.
“State-sponsored actors [are]seeking to steal bitcoin and other virtual currencies as a means of evading sanctions and obtaining hard currencies to fund the regime,” read an excerpt from the FireEye report.
The South Korean Police reports said that the attempts failed and they were in a form of phishing login. A total of 25 employees were targeted by the hackers being subjected at 10 different phishing attempts since July,