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Cryptocurrencies

North Korean malware email seen behind Coincheck theft

Hackers plant software that steals customer info, South Korean spy agency says

SOTARO SUZUKI, Nikkei staff writer | North Korea

SEOUL -- North Korean hackers likely deployed malware-laced email to steal 58 billion yen ($529 million) worth of cryptocurrency from Japanese exchange service provider Coincheck, according to South Korean intelligence.

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