North Korea stole a lot of cryptocurrencies in 2021

Think of all those hard-working GPUs dreaming of playing video games and bringing joy when being sent to a crypto mine. Some were even carried away in transit, stripped of their game-loving homes, and sold on darker markets. But between the destruction of the environment and the graphics card, people usually engage in cryptocurrency mining in an attempt to make money. Apparently for North Korean hackers to make a fortune, sort of like what Norton’s pre-installed cyrpto miners did for it, not its owner.

in a report chain analysis (Thanks​​, IFL Science) estimated that North Korean hackers stole at least $400 million worth of digital assets over the past year, and they are unlikely to return any of it like other hackers.