North Korea launches cyber attacks on Poker websites for Nuclear Cash

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North Korea which holds an exclusive cyber army to launch cyber attacks on developed nations is nowadays said to be targeting poker and other gambling websites for nuclear cash. A South Korean agency disclosed this news to our Cybersecurity Insiders on last weekend and added in its statement that already the said country made millions out of this malicious event.

South Korea’s Financial Security Institute (FSI) which does a probe on nations launching major cyber attacks has released a report on this issue which includes details of attacks that have occurred between 2014 and 2017.

FSI report claims that the leader of North Korea Kim Jong Un now cares more about financial gain than stealing classified secrets or shutting down business operations. Thus, on a recent note, he asked his cyber army to target Poker and other gaming websites in order to gain financial assistance for his nuclear projects.

Therefore, as a part of their supreme leader’s plan, the hackers from North Korea are nowadays using malicious methods to cheat the website owners and their respective users with black hat techniques useful to siphon money.

FSI estimates that a group of more than 250 hackers have been recruited for this project so far and have succeeded in deceiving gaming websites from their financial gains.

However, the South Korea’s cyber security firm FSI hasn’t named the websites which have been affected for some reason. But it disclosed in its report that Pyongyang has been acting as a nurturing center for such events from early this year.

More details are awaited!

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Naveen Goud is a writer at Cybersecurity Insiders covering topics such as Mergers & Acquisitions, Startups, Cyber Attacks, Cloud Security and Mobile Security

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