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Wed Oct 3, 2018, 07:05 AM

North Korean hackers tied to massive global theft

Source: Politico




By DAVID COHEN 10/03/2018 08:00 AM EDT

North Korean government hackers have made off with hundreds of millions of dollars by targeting financial institutions globally, then hiding their tracks with destructive cyberattacks, a cybersecurity firm said Wednesday.

The group dubbed APT38 by the company FireEye is also believed to have had a hand in the largest cyber heist in history, the 2016 Bangladesh Bank theft of $81 million. In total, the hackers have been connected with attempts to steal more than $1 billion in 11 countries.

Over the past several years, North Korea has continued to perfect its hacker armies that have carried out some of the most devastating digital attacks around the world. Last month, the Justice Department unsealed charges against Park Jin Hyok for his part in the 2014 Sony Pictures hack as well as for aiding in the Bangladesh theft and the damaging WannaCry malware outbreak.

And despite signs of a break in the historically tense relations between Washington and Pyongyang, the charges against Park represent the first time U.S. authorities have publicly pointed the finger at North Korea as the culprits behind some of the most infamous cyberattacks ever.

Read more: https://www.politico.com/story/2018/10/03/north-korea-hackers-theft-millions-863151

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DonViejo Oct 3 OP
Maxheader Oct 3 #1
Achilleaze Oct 3 #2
Nitram Oct 3 #3
dalton99a Oct 3 #4
Grubert Oct 3 #5
Firestorm49 Oct 3 #6
lagomorph777 Oct 3 #7
elmac Oct 3 #8
soryang Oct 3 #9
JonLP24 Oct 3 #10

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Oct 3, 2018, 07:15 AM

1. Have to wear shades..my future is so bright!

Thanks to my americun yellow haired lover...

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Oct 3, 2018, 07:20 AM

2. But on the bright side, Dirty Donny* (R) has "fallen in love" with NK's leader

Figures.

* aka republican Draft-Dodger-in-Chief, Tax Fraudster, and business cheater

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Oct 3, 2018, 07:51 AM

3. State-sponsored bank robbery.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Oct 3, 2018, 08:15 AM

4. That's ok

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Oct 3, 2018, 08:16 AM

5. Trump is in love with him

 

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Oct 3, 2018, 09:29 AM

6. Then?

1 I’d like to know more about where the money then goes, does someone benefit personally?, and on and on. Is it shared with other “enemies of the United States”? Does it go into Kim Jong Un’s Private bank account?
2 What is it used for? To aid in swinging free elections? Missile or cyber technology? The purchase of other sophisticated weaponry? Hookers for comrade Donald? ( just kidding)
3 Is retaliation an option? If not, why not.

Where’s the money?

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Response to Firestorm49 (Reply #6)

Wed Oct 3, 2018, 09:31 AM

7. Retailiation would be an option if our "President" wasn't having an affair with theirs.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Oct 3, 2018, 09:38 AM

8. Just trying to make their lover, tRump, proud. nt

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Oct 3, 2018, 11:48 AM

9. The administration imposed additional sanctions on North Korea Sep 6

So this story isn't new. The timing of it is aimed at sabotaging the Sec of State's mission to North Korea on Oct. 7. But it's old news.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Oct 3, 2018, 06:13 PM

10. So they were Dark Seoul after all

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