South Korea accused North Korea of stealing its cryptocurrency last year. Moreover, hackers are still trying to hack its exchanges.
The hackers carried out a phishing attack sending out emails that capture customers information. Usually such emails contain malicious links or attached documents with malware payloads created for stealing private information.
According to Kim Byung-kee, a member of South Korea’s parliamentary intelligence committee, North Korea is still trying to hack crypto exchanges. The names of the exchanges are not stated. Nevertheless, South Korea is doing its best to prevent further hacking.
Considering that the government of South Korea strives to provide security for the customers’ data, it’s also worth mentioning that in January it introduced new policies related to privacy.
According to experts, the stolen cryptocurrencies could be used by North Korea to strengthen its economy, though the exact cryptocurrency was not disclosed.