According to The Next Web (which referred to UPI), the South Korean intelligence team pointed their fingers at North Korea for allegedly hacking the computers of the former to encrypt my cryptocurrencies.
In addition to encryption, the intelligence team has since provided an audit that indicates that the North has sneaked into Southern systems to steal personal information.
Based on UPI reports, the North did the same with the United States, where computers were powered with malware that automatically extracted Monero (XMR). This is not surprising considering the fact that XMR is known for its greater level of privacy.
The case where the XMR tokens were extracted did not simply stop there, as they were also apparently sent to Kim II Sung University, as reported by the news platform, Chosun Ilbo.
This is not the first time that the North has attempted to hack the South, since the former used cybernetic attack tactics similar to those of Sony Pictures. This happened in January of this year, where a group of hackers used different methods, one, according to CNBC, is the "exploitation of a defective Hangul for security", where the main objectives were the South Korean crypts exchanges .