US charges North Korean computer programmers in global hacks
Posted: Feb 17, 2021 10:58 AM CDT
By ERIC TUCKER Associated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department has charged three North Korean computer programmers in a broad range of global and destructive hacks, including targeting banks and a movie studio.
That's according to a newly unsealed indictment.
It builds off an earlier criminal case brought in 2018. The new cases adds two additional North Korean defendants.
Prosecutors say all three programmers are members of a military intelligence agency of the North Korean government.