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Cryptocurrency may be getting quietly channelled to North Korea university: report

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By Joyce LeeSEOUL (Reuters) - A cybersecurity company said it has found software that appears to install code for mining cryptocurrency and sends any mined coins to a server at a North Korean university, the latest sign that North Korea may be searching for new ways to infuse its economy with cash. The application, which was created on Dec. 24, uses host computers to mine a cryptocurrency called Monero. It then sends any coins to Kim Il Sung University in Pyongyang, said cybersecurity firm AlienVault, which examined the program. "Crypto-currencies may provide a financial lifeline to a country ...

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First Published: Mon, January 08 2018. 20:12 IST
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