DPRK hackers break into computer networks of banks around the world in order to steal money from their clients' accounts, as well as force ATMs to dispense all the cash in them. This is stated in the joint statement of American government agencies, including the Treasury Department and the FBI, distributed by the National Joint Center for Cybersecurity and Communications.
вЂњSince February 2020, North Korea has resumed attacks on banks in several countries to conduct fraudulent international money transfers and ATM cash withdrawals,вЂќ the document says.
US law enforcement has accused the Intelligence Directorate of the General Staff of the Korean People's Army of carrying out a hacking campaign called Fast Cash. Washington believes that it began in 2016 and has recently become more ambitious and sophisticated.
At the end of May, the DPRK authorities denied the US accusations of an alleged cyber threat against Washington from Pyongyang. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the republic said that вЂњhacker attacks have nothing to do with the people's republic,вЂќ contrary to the statements of the United States.