U.S. agency issues warning about North Korean hacker group 'BeagleBoyz,' cites crypto exchange attacks

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security issued a warning this week about a North Korean hacker group known as "BeagleBoyz" which it blamed for attacks on financial institutions as well as "lucrative" cryptocurrency exchange attacks.

The notice, published by the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency on Wednesday, provided a detailed analysis of the BeagleBoyz efforts, including a string of attacks on ATMs and a multi-year assault on the SWIFT banking network. Last summer, the United Nations published a report on North Korea's widespread hacking efforts, including its focus on SWIFT, resulting in the amassing of $2 billion in proceeds. 

While it did not provide a direct figure, CISA also blamed the BeagleBoyz group for "lucrative cryptocurrency thefts."

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