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'Desperate' North Korea turns to bank hacking sprees to rake in much-needed dosh

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FTFY Shaun Nichols in San Franciso

The group specialises in extracting huge sums of cash from banks via the SWIFT transaction system, often using sophisticated attacking tools that had previously been reserved for attacks by governments on espionage operations.

APT ...* In infosec terms, an acronym for "advanced persistent threat" - a sustained attack by a team of great actors on a network/s which remains undetected for a long period of time, sometimes years (usually well-funded, sometimes by a state, so the group can remain, er, "persistent").

And becoming ever more popular as an effective means of attacking oppressive regimes.

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