Research finds North Korea sponsored two cryptocurrency scams this year

Recorded Future, a U.S.-based security firm, released a report titled Shifting Patterns in Internet Use Reveal Adaptable and Innovative North Korean Ruling Elite, in which their research team finds two token scams tied to North Korea. Interstellar, not to be confused with the company behind XLM, has been rebranded numerous times and listed/delisted from multiple exchanges, in the process of defrauding investors. Marine Chain coin, supposedly tokenizing maritime vessels, was labeled as fraudulent by the Canadian government. The release of Recorded Future's report follows Group-IB's report that Lazarus, the infamous North Korean cybercrime group, stole $571 million in cryptocurrencies, as reported last week. (Source: Recorded Future