U.S. government attempts to seize encrypted goods at 113 addresses linked to North Korean hacker groups

According to CoinDesk, previously, the US Department of Justice stated that two Chinese citizens were charged with money laundering conspiracy and operating an unlicensed remittance business for allegedly helping North Korean hacker organizations clean up $ 100 million of stolen cryptocurrency. On Monday, another confiscation document showed that the U.S. government was trying to seize cryptocurrencies at 113 different addresses and said the two defendants had laundered "most of the stolen BTC." According to this document, a total of $ 234 million of cryptocurrencies were stolen, including BTC, ETH, ZEC, DOGE, XRP, LTC, and ETC. Most stolen cryptocurrencies are laundered through "peel chains". Note: Peeling chain refers to a series of transactions, usually used for money laundering. In this transaction, fraudsters send funds continuously and quickly through multiple wallets, usually cashing a small amount of funds at each step, and then sending most currencies Go to the next wallet. The defendant sold part of the cryptocurrency to U.S. customers and traded on the U.S. exchange, as well as involving a South Korean exchange. A press release from the U.S. Department of Justice states that the funds for the cleanup have helped North Korea continue to attack other financial industry players. The document also states that the two defendants were also related to a cryptocurrency that had been "stolen by approximately 48.5 million US dollars" at a South Korean exchange. Although the Justice Department did not disclose the name of the exchange, Upbit had reported on November 27, 2019 that it had lost about $ 49 million in crypto assets due to hacking.