UN report: North Korean hackers use three methods to implement cyber attacks, South Korea is the biggest victim

According to previous reports, the UN Security Council’s “A Panel of Experts on the North Korean Sanctions Committee” issued a report saying that North Korea was suspected of conducting 35 financial institutions and virtual currency exchanges in at least 17 countries between December 2015 and May 2019. Cyber ​​attacks, stealing nearly $2 billion in legal and cryptocurrencies. The longer version of the report shows that South Korea was the hardest hit, with North Korea launching 10 cyber attacks, followed by India (3 attacks), and Bangladesh and Chile each attacking 2 attacks. According to the report, 13 countries suffered one attack: Costa Rica, Gambia, Guatemala, Kuwait, Liberia, Malaysia, Malta, Nigeria, Poland, Slovenia, South Africa, Tunisia and Viet Nam. Experts said they were investigating the reported attacks and allegedly attempted to violate UN sanctions, which the team oversaw. The report said that Korean hackers used three methods to carry out these attacks: 1. Using the SWIFT (Global Interbank Financial Telecommunication Association) system, using bank employee computer and infrastructure access to send fraudulent information and destroy evidence; Attacks on exchanges and users steal cryptocurrencies; 3. Mining cryptocurrencies, using cryptocurrencies as a source of funding for military professional departments.