North Korea hackers ‘want cash not secrets’
North Korean hackers are increasingly trying to steal cash rather than secrets, a South Korean government-backed report suggests.
Cyber-criminals are targeting financial institutions as Pyongyang faces tough nuclear sanctions, the Financial Security Institute (FSI) claims.
Suspected hacking attempts were until recently thought to be aimed at causing disruption or accessing data. North Korea has routinely denied involvement in cyber-attacks.
The FSI analysed cyber-attacks between 2015 and 2017.
The impoverished country is now facing even tougher international sanctions aimed at stopping the flow of money that would support the development of its weapons programme.