US charges North Korean computer programmers in global hacks

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.

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