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US Puts Sanctions on N.Korea Hacking Groups Behind Major Thefts

September 13, 2019

The Treasury said the three groups — dubbed Lazarus Group, Bluenoroff and Andariel — were behind major thefts from financial institutions and cryptocurrency exchanges, as well as the 2018 WannaCry hack that crippled Britain’s National Health Service.

All three are tied to the Reconnaissance General Bureau, Pyongyang’s main intelligence bureau, and are behind numerous malicious computer viruses as well as attempts to steal billions of dollars online to fund the North Korean government, the Treasury said.

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