FBI Announces North Korea-Associated Hackers Responsible For $100 Million Virtual Robbery | Eastern North Carolina Now

    Publisher's Note: This post appears here courtesy of the The Daily Wire. The author of this post is Charlotte Pence Bond.

    On Monday, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) announced that a North Korea-associated hacking group had carried out a robbery of $100 million in cryptocurrency last year.

    Harmony's Horizon Bridge operates cryptocurrency movements between Harmony and other systems. On June 24, 2022, Harmony's bridge was hacked and $100 million of virtual funds were taken.

    The FBI stated that hackers called the Lazarus Group, also identifiable as APT28, which are connected with North Korea, stole the cryptocurrency.

    In a press release, the FBI explained that earlier this month, on Friday, January 13, North Korean hackers utilized RAILGUN, which is a privacy tool, in order to launder ethereum taken last year. The amount laundered came to a worth of more than $60 million.

    Some of the money was then delivered to multiple providers and changed into bitcoin, after which some of it was frozen through an effort with the providers.

    The FBI noted that some of its offices, working with other groups, are still finding and interrupting North Korea's acts of stealing and money laundering of cryptocurrency. It said the criminal actions are utilized in order to prop up North Korea's Weapons of Mass Destruction and ballistic missile projects.

    The FBI added that in the past it published a Cybersecurity Advisory with the Cybersecurtiy and Infrastructure Security Agency, as well as the U.S. Treasury Department. The advisory discussed "TraderTraitor," a malware effort that was used by North Korea to attack Harmony.

    In June, Reuters reported that hackers from North Korea were probably responsible for the major hack, according to three digital investigative groups. Elliptic, a crypto analysis group, speculated in a report at the time of the cyber attack that Lazarus was responsible.

    "The thief is attempting to break the transaction trail back to the original theft," the report said. "This makes it easier to cash out the funds at an exchange."

    Last year, Anne Neuberger, Deputy National Security Advisor for Cyber and Emerging Technology on the National Security Council, said she was "concerned about North Korea's cyber capabilities."

    "They use cyber to gain, we estimate, up to a third of [stolen crypto] [sic] funds to fund their missile program," she noted.

    A few months following the Harmony attack, Nomad, another crypto group, reportedly had cryptocurrency - in the amount of $190 million - taken in multiple incidents.

    The Treasury Department took action last year to place fresh sanctions on a wallet of the Lazarus Group. Crypto analysts reportedly said that the wallet had resources connected to an attack where cryptocurrency was taken in the amount of over $600 million.

In light of continued developments, primarily since 2008, there exists in these United States a Legal System which operates on a proved Two Tiered approach to justice rendered, which primarily benefits Democratic Elites and Woke Ideological Virtue Signalers, representing their co-dependent wards, to the expressed exclusion of normal hardworking American citizens: What is your suggestion in remedying this widespread injustice and, if not corrected, its existential outcome for our Constitutional Republic?
  Complete overhaul of the Department of Justice and their enforcers - the FBI - to reflect a far more honest justice system to keep patriots remaining calm.
  Disband the FBI, and request that congress investigate all unethical and non patriotic practices to partially right the wrongs of a distrusted and politically weaponized "Department of Justice."
  Continue with the current system since the two tiered justice system has been so remarkably beneficial to Democratic Socialist political hegemony; chronic distrust in institutions notwithstanding.
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