A North Korean group called the Lazarus Group appears to be responsible for the “biggest crypto currency theft of 2020,” according to international media, which estimates the value of the lost crypto currencies at $1.75 billion.


The hackers who wish to “save” North Korea


“Western” media see the Lazarus team behind a series of attacks on e-wallets and crypto currency markets. In fact, according to CNN and Forbes, organized attacks by North Korean hackers are aimed at boosting the economy, which has been hit hard by the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic.


In fact, according to analyst Kim Grover, “laundered” proceeds from crypto currency theft play a key role in boosting North Korea’s economy, which is increasingly relying on hackers to fill the country’s coffers, especially when comparing the amount of 1.75 billion dollars with the GDP of North Korea.