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Breaking news: Ethereum Developer Virgil Griffith Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy Charge in North Korea Sanctions Case

US Files Suit Against Crypto Accounts Tied to North Korea

Prosecutors say the 280 accounts hold crypto stolen from two exchange hacks last year.

Aug 27, 2020 at 8:42 p.m. UTC
Updated Sep 14, 2021 at 9:49 a.m. UTC

U.S. prosecutors are going after 280 cryptocurrency accounts allegedly tied to North Korea's multimillion-dollar crypto heists and laundering networks with a new forfeiture suit filed Thursday.

  • Justice Department investigators say they traced the accounts to two cryptocurrency exchange hacks allegedly perpetrated by North Korea'a state-sponsored cyber hackers last year.
  • The first, last July, emptied $272,000 in Proton, PlayGame and IHT Real Estate Protocol alt-coins from an unnamed exchange, according to prosecutors.
  • They further allege that a second hack stole $2.5 million in crypto from a U.S.-based exchange two months later.
  • North Koreans sloshed those funds through Chinese over-the-counter cryptocurrency traders linked to previous crypto laundering operations, according to prosecutors.
  • The forfeiture complaint offers a detailed glimpse at the financial gears keeping North Korea's alleged crypto laundering machine moving.

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