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Examining North Korea’s Pursuit of Cryptocurrencies

Since at least 2016, North Korea has employed its cyber threat capability to target the global financial sector, engaging in financial theft. Following on this activity, as cryptocurrencies like bitcoin and ethereum continue to appreciate in value and sanctions have been increased on Pyongyang, North Korea has focused some of its activity on stealing cryptocurrencies.

Learning Objectives:
1: Be more informed about North Korean financial cyberthreat activity.
2: Understand how threat actors can target and exploit cryptocurrencies.
3: Understand how strategic drivers are shaping North Korean cyberthreat activity.

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Luke McNamara Principal Analyst, FireEye

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