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N Korea at crossroads

North Korea stole cryptocurrency via hacking: UN panel

Online theft and blockchain help regime to evade sanctions

A U.N. panel of experts called on member states to share more information on cyberattacks originating in North Korea. (Nikkei montage/Reuters)   © Reuters

UNITED NATIONS -- North Korea has used cyberattacks and blockchain technology to circumvent economic sanctions and obtain foreign currency, according to a panel of experts reporting to the U.N. Security Council.

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