Cyber-attacks by North Korea raked in $3bn to build nuclear weapons, UN monitors suspect


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UN sanctions monitors are investigating dozens of suspected cyber-attacks by North Korea that raked in $3bn to help it further develop its nuclear weapons programme, according to excerpts of an unpublished UN report reviewed by the Reuters news agency. “The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) continued to flout security council sanctions,” a panel of independent sanctions monitors reported to a security council committee, using North Korea’s formal name. “The panel is investigating 58 suspected DPRK cyber-attacks on cryptocurrency-related companies between 2017 and 2023, valued at approximately $3 billion, which reportedly help fund DPRK’s WMD development,” according to the monitors,...