CoinCheck hack shows possible link to Russian cyber-group – Report

CoinCheck, the Japanese cryptocurrency exchange that was hacked last year, may have been attacked by a group with Russian origins, Japanese media agency Asahi Shimbun writes.

Previously, it was suspected that the attack, which took in January 2018 and cost the exchange $534 million in NEM, had originated from North Korea. However, the viruses found on the affected computers have now been identified as “Mokes” and “Netwire”; both previously used by Russian hackers.

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