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North Koreans Hackers Indicted by U.S. DOJ for $200 Million Heist
February 18, 2021

Some North Korean citizens are being charged by the U.S. Justice department for the 2014 Sony Pictures hack, and the global WannaCry Ransomware attack of 2017. According to investigators from the US Secret Service and the department of homeland security those indicted includes:

Jon Chang Hyok (a.k.a “Alex/Quan Jiang”)

Kim Il (a.k.a. “Julien Kim”/”Tony Walker”)

Park Jin Hyok (a.k.a. Pak Jin Hek/Pak Kwang Jin)

They are also being accused of masterminding the theft of $200 million through cyber theft. They are suspected to be members of north Korea hacking group operated by the Reconnaissance General Bureau (RGB), which is an intelligence division of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK).

In the last few years these groups were suspected to have masterminded the $81 million Bangladesh Bank Heist

It is also confirmed that the group stole $6.1 million through ATM heist in 2018 using Payday ATM attack in what is called “ATM cash out scheme”.  Their area of specialization goes beyond traditional banks heist and into cryptocurrencies. The suspects are also accused  of stealing over $112 million in cryptocurrency across the globe.

The U.S. DOJ Indictment
https://www.justice.gov/opa/press-release/file/1367701/download

Documentary of the Bangladesh Bank Heist.

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