North Korean banks, oil and gas companies, as well as to attack the crypto money markets were targeted.
United Nations Report
United Nations according to the report prepared by the security council North Korea in total, $ 670 million worth of fiat stole the currency and used crypto coins to get out of the sanctions. Other attacked countries were invited to cooperate to prevent similar attacks.
The United Nations report is the first report by a security expert on North Korea's crypto-money activities and cyber attacks. North Korea's attacks began in 2015 and lasted until 2018. The United Nations decided to implement new sanctions in order to prevent North Korea's profitable coal trade with China. North Korea has been under UN sanctions for 15 years for producing nuclear weapons.
According to the report, North Korean hackers were successful in the 5 attacks against the Asian-based crypto-money exchanges. As a result of these attacks, the stock markets lost $ 571 million in total.
Digital currencies can be especially useful for authoritarian administrations because they are not controlled by any country and cannot be traced easily.
Last year South Korea intelligence agency in 2017 as a result of the North Korean attacks lost tens of millions of dollars had announced. The report of the United Nations report was the same in the report prepared by another security firm and the attacks were carried out by North Korea's famous hacker group. Lazarus was responsible.