North Korean computer science students managed to win the “hacking” competition organized by the US-based HackerEarth company.
Cryptocurrencies, which have become one of the most popular investment tools in recent times, bring some security problems. North Korea comes to mind first when it comes to cryptocurrency attacks.
A report published in September states that the group called Lazarus has stolen large sums of virtual currency, averaging over $200 million per year since 2018.
Proceeds from these attacks go to support North Korea’s nuclear weapons and ballistic missile programs, according to the United Nations security council.
North Korean students are already catching up
North Korean computer science students managed to win the “hacking” competition organized by the US-based HackerEarth company. North Korean students, who took the first 5 places, got full points in the competition.
Mitch Haszard, a senior intelligence analyst at the US-based cybersecurity firm Recorded Future, told the media that such competitions could play a big role in improving the skills of North Korean students.
It is recorded that successful students in North Korea are under the control of the state and in recent years these students have been directed to hacking for the purpose of gaining intelligence.