Three North Korean programmers were accused in the United States on Wednesday of stealing more than $ 1.3 billion in cash and cryptocurrency from various banks and companies, in addition to destroying Hollywood movie studios.
According to the Justice Ministry, the defendants were working for North Korean Military Intelligence at the time of the crimes. The hackers have reportedly committed several crimes, including a November 2014 cyber attack against Sony Pictures Entertainment, MTI wrote.
The event, in which internal Sony Pictures correspondence, scenarios, films awaiting release, and personal information about company employees and movie stars were stolen, was seized by a group of hackers calling themselves “Peace Guards” intruders threatening to launch a violent attack on movie theaters When the studio presented the comedy “The Interview,” the CIA commissioned two American journalists to assassinate North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.
Hackers are said to have participated in the creation of the particularly harmful WannaCry 2.0 extortion virus. One of the first targets of the 2017 cyber attack in 150 countries was the British Public Health Service (NHS), whose information and communication technology systems had been disrupted for hours. Because of the attack, many British hospitals had only received emergencies for a while, and many pre-planned surgeries had to be delayed as patient data could not be accessed.
In addition, hackers are accused of hacking into a computer network of banks in South and Southeast Asia, Mexico and Africa between 2018 and 2020. According to the report, the perpetrators installed programs that target cryptocurrency applications.
The Justice Department said that a Canadian American citizen pleaded guilty to helping hackers launder money. Although all three are alleged Hacker The United States works for the North Korean government, and claims it has sometimes been stationed in various other countries, including China and Russia.