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North Korea is suspected of involvement in the theft of cryptocurrency in Japan.   © Reuters

North Korea suspected in Coincheck cryptocurrency heist

Hack on Japanese exchange provider follows similar thefts in South last year

SOTARO SUZUKI, Nikkei staff writer | North Korea

SEOUL -- A South Korean intelligence agency apparently told the country's National Assembly on Monday that North Korea likely played a part in last month's massive theft from a Japanese cryptocurrency exchange service provider.

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