North Korean hackers stole US$41 million from gambling site, FBI says

North Korea-backed hacking organization Lazarus Group was behind the $41 million hack of online crypto gambling platform on Monday, the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) confirmed in a statement on Wednesday.

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Brief information

  • According to the FBI, the stolen crypto assets from’s Ethereum, Binance Smart Chain (BSC) and Polygon networks were moved to 33 different addresses.
  • According to the FBI, hackers from the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) have stolen over $200 million in digital currencies this year, including funds withdrawn from crypto platforms Alphapo and CoinsPaid earlier this year.
  • US authorities had said that funds stolen by DPRK-backed cyber actors were being used to support North Korea’s weapons programs.
  • The Lazarus Group previously used the now-sanctioned Tornado Cash to move illicit funds. But after the sanctions, Lazarus used chain hopping to launder some of the funds stolen from Ronin, according to Chainalysis.
  • Meanwhile, the United States, Japan and South Korea agreed on August 18 to set up a trilateral working group to combat North Korean cyberattacks as early as next month, according to South Korean news agency KBS News.

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TaraSubramaniam is a Dailynationtoday U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. TaraSubramaniam joined Dailynationtoday in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing:

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