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North Korea is likely underwriting cyberattacks by mining Monero

posted onJanuary 12, 2018
by l33tdawg

The rise of cryptocurrency such as Bitcoin has fueled a lot of speculation about why and where they are on the being used. However, there are countless altcoins that exist—digital tokens that use blockchain technology, but are spendable and mined in different ways.

AlienVault recently released a new report stating North Korea might be mining Monero tokens. TechRepublic's Dan Patterson met with AlienVault threat engineer Chris Doman to explain why North Korea might be interested in this cryptocurrency.

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