U.S. Feds Offering $10 Million Reward for Info on N. Korean Hackers, “Lazarus Group.”
Recently, the news has come out of Washington with the U.S. federal government stating they’ll pay up $10 million in rewards for information on the North Korean hacker agency Lazarus Group. With information on this state-sponsored hacker group’s cryptocurrency theft, cyber espionage, and other illicit state-paid cyberattacks.
In a statement released in a tweet, “if you have information on any individuals associated with the North Korean government-linked malicious cyber groups (such as Andariel, APT38, Bluenoroff, Guardians of Peace, Kimsuky, or Lazarus Group) and who are involved in targeting U.S. critical infrastructure in violation of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, you may be eligible for a reward.”
The $10 million bounty sum, recently doubled, is an attempt by the U.S. federal government to find specifics on this hacker group and ways to combat this ongoing cyber-epidemic that’s spiraled out of control since the beginning of COVID-19. So far, the US Justice Department has been able to re-capture over $500,000 in Bitcoin and other digital assets stolen by the DPRK’s cyber agency.
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