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FBI links North Korean hackers to Axie Infinity crypto theft

Analysts warn Lazarus Group may try to launder stolen coins via Asian exchanges

Sky Mavis, the startup behind crypto game Axie Infinity, said on March 29 it was hit by a $600 million cryptocurrency heist. (Captured image from Axie Infinity website)

TOKYO -- The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation on Thursday linked North Korean hackers to a theft of cryptocurrency worth over $600 million from a service tied to popular crypto-based game Axie Infinity.

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