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North Korea’s ‘Bureau 121’ has an army of 6,000 hackers

August 19, 2020

A report published by the US Army shows this In North Korea, more than 6,000 hackers are now stationed in Belarus, China, India, Malaysia and Russia, among others..

The operation of four subdivisions is supervised by office 121, the Cyberwar Guidance Unit of the Hermit Nation.

The report is called North Korean tactics, suggests that Hackers do not launch cyber attacks exclusively from North Korea, as the country lacks the IT infrastructure for the provision of mass campaigns.

Financial Crime Department

North Korea’s ‘Bureau 121’ has an army of 6,000 hackersNorth Korea’s ‘Bureau 121’ has an army of 6,000 hackers

The Financial Crimes Department called Grupo Bluenoroff has around 1,700 members and is dedicated to crypto crimes that focus on the long-term assessment and exploitation of vulnerabilities. from hostile networks “.

The most famous team The Lazarus group carried out numerous hacks on high-profile crypto exchanges and released the WannaCry malware between 2016 and 2017. He was also behind the infamous Sony Pictures hack.

Its mission is to “create social chaos by arming the vulnerabilities of the enemy network and delivering a payload when the regime so orders”.. However, the US military could not estimate how many hackers there are in the division.

March, The US Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) sanctioned two Chinese nationals accused of cryptocurrency laundering, which was stolen in 2018 when a Lazarus Group-affiliated cryptocurrency exchange was hacked. OFAC accused Yinyin Tian and Juiadong Li of participating in “malicious cyber activities”.

According to the latest reports, Cyber ​​criminals based in North Korea are suspected of using undetectable privacy tokens to turn stolen funds into cash.

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