US charges three North Korea hackers who stole $1.3B in money and crypto for regime’s military

THE United States has charged three North Korea hackers who stole $1.3billion in money and cryptocurrency for the regime's military.

The indictment alleges that Jon Chang Hyok, 31, Kim Il, 27, and Park Jin Hyok, 36, stole money while working for North Korea's military intelligence services.

Park had previously been charged in a complaint unsealed in 2018.

The Justice Department charged the three hackers in a broad range of global and destructive hacks, including targeting banks and a movie studio, federal prosecutors said.

The newly unsealed indictment builds off an earlier criminal case brought in 2018 and adds two additional North Korean defendants.

Officials added that a Canadian-American citizen pleaded guilty to laundering some of the alleged hackers' money.

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