February 6, 2018 / 12:51 AM / 3 months ago

South Korea says North Korea could be behind hacking into Japan's Coincheck - Channel A

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea’s spy agency has said North Korean hackers seem to be behind a recent $520 million cyber theft in Japan’s cryptocurrency exchange Coincheck, South Korea’s Channel A news said.

“The spy agency told parliament’s intelligence committee that North Korean hackers probably had hacked into Coincheck and stole 570 billion won ($521.44 million) worth (of cryptocurrency),” the news channel reported.

($1 = 1,093.1300 won)

Reporting by Dahee Kim; Editing by Paul Tait

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