The report details that the hackers of the group Lazarus operated through several operating accounts at Binance, and funds associated with illicit acts, including the hacking hacking is the process of using a computer to manipulate another computer or computer system in an unauthorized fashion. of the exchange, passed through it. Eterbase and to the network a network refers to all nodes in the operation of a blockchain at any given moment in time. Ronin.
- The Lazarus group moved USD $2.35 billion through Binance.
- This occurred between 2017 and 2021.
- Binance froze USD $5.4 million stolen from the network Ronin.
- The exchange collaborates with the authorities to catch the hackers.
Recently published reports reveal that, the hacker organization operating out of North Korea, the Lazarus Group, channeled much of its crypto funds through international exchange Binance.
Funds of the Lazarus Group went through Binance
This is detailed in a report published by the Reuters news agency, which reveals that through the Binance passed at least $2.35 billion in crypto funds linked to the Lazarus group, assets primarily associated with hacking, fraud, drug sales and other crimes.
The investigation in question indicates that the Lazarus Group even went so far as to send to Binance fondos procedentes del hackeo a Eterebase, the Slovenia-based crypto exchange that in 2020 lost about USD $5.4 million after a security the term securities refers to a fungible and tradable financial instrument that carries a type of monetary value. breach.
In order to carry out the above, the report indicates that the Lazarus Group used encrypted email addresses and opened more than 20 accounts on the platform a place to buy, sell and store cryptocurrency run by Changpeng Zhao (CZ), through which they exchanged the stolen funds and removed all traces of the stolen money.
Let’s keep in mind that the Lazarus Group was also behind the attack on the network. Ronin del grupo de Sky Mavis, principales responsables del popular juego Blockchain a distributed ledger system. A sequence of blocks, or units of digital information, stored consecutively in a public database. The basis for cryptocurrencies. Axie Infinitywhich was robbed of more than USD $600 million through the bridge that connects with Ethereum.
Binance cooperates with the authorities
En cuanto a las acciones del Lazarus Group, representatives of Binance reported that they have been working together with the authorities just to close refers to the closing price; similar to the same term used in stock trading. the space to hackers. As a result, some of the funds stolen from the network have been blocked. Ronin, They were able to freeze some $5.8 million linked to the attack.
In this regard, the spokesman for Binance, Patrick Hillman, comentó:
“Many Binance team members were involved in the initial investigation. We proactively shared intelligence with law enforcement to map North Korea’s modus operandi globally.”
And about the acts perpetrated against Eterbase, the team of Binance reiterated that they have been collaborating with the authorities to provide all the information that will help with the capture of those responsible.
Bad time for Binance
The allegations made by the investigation come at a particularly tense moment for Binance, as recently published reports reveal that the U.S. Securities and Exchange businesses that allow customers to trade cryptocurrencies for fiat money or other cryptocurrencies. Commission (SEC) is conducting an investigation against the exchange for the pre-sale the sale of a cryptocurrency, ahead of it going public, to specific investors. of the token. BNB (Binance Coin a coin can refer to a cryptocurrency that can operate independently or to a single unit of such cryptocurrency. ) released in 2017.
In addition to the SEC investigation, Binance would also be in the sights of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) y la Commission for Trade in Services Futures Commodity Futures a futures contract is a standardized legal agreement to buy or sell a particular commodity or asset at a predetermined price at a specified time in the future. Trading Commission (CFTC) ) ,this under the premise that the exchange allowed U.S. residents to trade cryptocurrencies through its platform before the official launch of Binance.US.
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