Criminals commonly use cryptocurrency to carry out illicit activities such as money laundering, funding terrorism activities, buying and selling narcotics and many others. According to the new report by the UN, hackers have been attacking exchanges to steal the cryptocurrency and then use it to fund nuclear weapons development. North Korea is leading the game.
Recent UN reports shows that North Korea (DPRK) has managed to amass around $2 billion for its weapons of mass destruction (WMD) activities via cyberattacks that illegally accessed people’s bank accounts and digital currency exchanges.
The UN recently released a report impelling global governments to instantly start mitigating the effects of the upcoming climate catastrophe. The long-term approach will be applied to reform and restructure the initiating causes and also create long-term change. The low-hanging fruit will also be employed.
Last months the ransomware software Wanna Cry attacked 200,000 victims in at least 150 countries worldwide and a huge fuss was made of the capability of hackers to use Bitcoin in illegal actions. Now, a new ransomware comes on stage.