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Two Chinese nationals sanctioned

Two Chinese nationals were sanctioned[1] by the United States Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control for aiding a designated North Korean cybergroup, Lazarus Group, in malicious cybertheft, including the hack of multiple cryptocurrency exchanges. According to a U.S. Department of Justice news release,[2] the pair helped launder more than $100 million worth of cryptocurrency, using hundreds of automated accounts, fake identification information, and doctored photographs to avoid know-your-customer protocols.

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