Ethereum Foundation Researcher Arrested For Attending A Crypto-Conference In North Korea

News, Opinion | December 5, 2019 By:

On Thanksgiving, November 28, the Ethereum Foundation member and researcher Virgil Griffith was arrested at Los Angeles Airport for travelling to the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK). The U.S. authorities have charged him of providing crucial information to the Korean government to evade economic sanctions via cryptocurrencies.


North Korea Hackers Stole Over a Half-Billion in Cryptocurrency – Report

Crime, ICO News, News | October 21, 2018 By:

North Korean hackers known as Lazarus have stolen more than a half-billion dollars in cryptocurrencies, according to cybersecurity vendor Group-IB.

The firm contends Lazarus was behind 14 hacks on crypto exchanges since January 2017, reaping an estimated $571 million in the raids. The North Korean hacking efforts are a way to raise money in a country that has experienced severe sanctions from the world community on its economic activity,


North Korean Hackers Might Be Behind Coincheck Hack – South Korea’s Intelligence Agency

Crime, News | February 6, 2018 By:

South Korea’s National Intelligence Service (NIS) reportedly told the country’s National Assembly that North Korean hackers likely played a part in last month’s attack on Japanese crypto exchange Coincheck.

According to one parliament member, the NIS alleged that North Korea has stolen tens of billions of won ($9.18M USD) from South Korea cryptocurrency exchanges last year through cyberattacks,


WannaCry Cyber Attack Blamed on North Korea

Crime, News | December 19, 2017 By:

The United States government has publicly blamed North Korea for the massive ransomware attack called “WannaCry” that infected computers around the world earlier this year. President Donald Trump is expected to issue a public statement today.

In May of this year, the WannaCry ransomware shut down hospitals,