FBI says N.Korea-tied hackers executed US$620 million crypto heist

The United States' FBI says through its investigation, it has been able to confirm that Lazarus Group and APT38, cyber actors associated with North Korea, are responsible for the theft of US$620 million from Axie Infinity. – EPA pic, April 15, 2022.

NORTH Korean-tied hackers were responsible for a US$620 million (RM2.62 billion) cryptocurrency heist last month targeting players of the popular Axie Infinity game, United States authorities said today.

The hack is one of the biggest to hit the crypto world, raising huge questions about security in an industry that only recently burst into the mainstream thanks to celebrity promotions and promises of untold wealth.

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