North Korea's Top APT Swindled $1B From Crypto Investors in 2022
North Korean state-backed hackers stole more than $1 billion from cryptocurrencies and other blockchain assets in 2022, according to researchers from Proofpoint.
In a report published today, researchers from Proofpoint detailed how North Korean state-backed hackers managed to siphon more than $1 billion dollars in cryptocurrencies and other blockchain assets in the 2022 calendar year (all the more impressive considering how depressed those assets had become). That includes everything from retailers in the United States to the SWIFT banking system, and, in one notorious case, the entire world. In 2022, they surpassed that figure with a single attack — against a blockchain gaming company called SkyMavis — estimated to be worth over $600 million at the time.
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