US sanctions, charges two Chinese linked to N. Korean hack

Washington (AFP) – US authorities on Monday sanctioned two Chinese citizens and accused them of of laundering more than $100 million in cryptocurrency stolen in a 2018 cyberattack linked to North Korea.Tian Yinyin and Li Jiadong are accused of working with Lazarus Group, sponsored by North Korea and blamed for the April 2018 hack of an unnamed cryptocurrency exchange in which about $250 million was stolen.”The North Korean regime has continued its widespread campaign of extensive cyberattacks on financial institutions to steal funds,” Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said in a statement. “The…

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