The South Korean Spy Agency suspects North Korean hackers in an attack on the country's largest crypto exchange Bithumb, and stole 7.6 billion won ($ 6.9 million). This is reported by the BBC.
The Spy Agency passed on to the prosecutor's office information about the February attack on personal computers of employees of Bithumb, which resulted in the theft of funds and personal data of 30,000 users.
The source also reports that hackers extorted 6 billion won ($ 5.5 million) in exchange for the destruction of stolen data.
National intelligence suspects that North Korean hackers are also behind the attack on the Coinis exchange. Representatives of the department believe that Pyongyang initiated a coordinated campaign aimed at mastering crypto-active assets with the aim of mitigating the consequences of international sanctions.