US Justice Department Seizes $500K from Ransomware Operators Linked to North Korea

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The US Justice Department has just announced via Twitter that it has confiscated about $500,000 that had been paid to ransomware operators linked to North Korea.

According to the report published by the agency, the FBI and the Justice Department have stopped the activities of a hacker group associated with North Korea which is behind the distribution of the ransomware Maui.

North Korean hackers used this ransomware in May last year to attack the servers of a medical center in Kansas County, which was forced to paid the attackers about $100,000 in Bitcoin to have the data decrypted.

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