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Dec 11, 2017 | 15:31 GMT

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North Korea: Hackers Targeting Bitcoin Markets, Report Says

Bitcoin markets are becoming a target of state-sponsored hackers backed by North Korea, The Korea Herald reported Dec. 11. Under stringent international sanctions, the North Korean government is allegedly directing attacks on cyptocurrency markets to gain financial profit. Digital currency markets are a tempting target for the cash-strapped North Korean government as bitcoin's value recently passed $16,000 and continues to climb.  

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