The United States is suing three North Korean pirates. They are suspected of working for North Korea’s military intelligence service RGB, also known as Lazarus hacker group.
The trio is suspected of stealing $ 1.3 billion (1.08 billion euros) in money and cryptocurrency for the North Korean regime and its leader, Kim Jong Un.
A hacker, Park Jin Hyuk, was previously accused of launching WannaCry ransomware attacks in 2017, attacks on the Central Bank of Bangladesh in 2016 and hacking Sony in 2014, which was working on the satirical movie at the time. the interview About Kim’s assassination attempt.
The three operations were also mentioned in the indictment published on Wednesday. In addition, the United States is accusing Park and the other accused, among other things, of digital attacks on other banks and cryptocurrency companies.
They are also said to have developed deceptive cryptocurrency applications that allow North Korea to access users’ devices.
A US attorney general said, “The acts described in this indictment are the actions of a criminal nation-state that will not back down from revenge and obtain funds to support its regime.”
The three suspects face decades in prison, but it is unclear whether they will serve their convictions, as the three are on the run. According to the FBI, their last place of residence was North Korea.