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30 North Korean hackers steal millions of dollars from online gaming sites

North Korea stands accused by its southern rival of operating an elaborate hacking network that allegedly broke into online sites hosted in South Korea and stole prize points worth almost £3.7m ($6m).South Korean police claim $6m was stolen after 30 hackers from the North infiltrated online game servers in Seoul. Whereas North Korea has denied allegations by South Korea that it engaged in a computer hacking scheme to steal millions of dollars from online gaming sites.

South Korean police recently arrested five suspects they say were recruited to work in China alongside more than 30 hackers from North Korea. The hackers allegedly broke into gaming sites and stole gaming points worth around $6 million. The North has been accused several times in recent years of mounting cyber attacks on the South. Pyongyang has denied all the allegations.

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