The hackers of Lazarus are the target of US prosecutors

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North Korean hackers

The U.S. Justice Department announces prosecutors file suit to catch digital currency funds connected to North Korean exchange attacks. 280 digital currency accounts were used by the hackers of Lazarus group aimed to steal money from cryptocurrency companies among them the USA based ones. The attackers sent various messages about fake jobs via LinkedIn to get the information they needed.

Court documents record that the investigation goes back to 2018. Then one of the hacker's goal was to attack US-based Algorand blockchain. As a result of their actions, an investment firm Algo Capital lost about $2.5 million US dollars. The stolen capitals were washed by a Chinese money network. A chain of unknown cryptocurrency exchanges followed these attacks.

The court papers include information describing the criminals' actions step by step. Besides, there are charts for each of the attackers.