The FBI has warned that North Korean hackers may be preparing to cash out around $41 million worth of stolen cryptocurrency. The warning comes after the hackers moved roughly 1,580 bitcoins stolen in previous crypto-heists to six cryptocurrency wallets.

“Over the last 24 hours, the FBI tracked cryptocurrency stolen by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) TraderTraitor-affiliated actors (also known as Lazarus Group and APT38),” the federal law enforcement agency said on Tuesday.

“The FBI believes the DPRK may attempt to cash out the bitcoin worth more than $40 million dollars.”

The statement follows an investigation that discovered the move of roughly 1,580 bitcoins stolen in previous crypto-heists to six cryptocurrency wallets.

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The complete list of wallets linked to this activity includes the following Bitcoin addresses:

  • 3LU8wRu4ZnXP4UM8Yo6kkTiGHM9BubgyiG
  • 39idqitN9tYNmq3wYanwg3MitFB5TZCjWu
  • 3AAUBbKJorvNhEUFhKnep9YTwmZECxE4Nk
  • 3PjNaSeP8GzLjGeu51JR19Q2Lu8W2Te9oc
  • 3NbdrezMzAVVfXv5MTQJn4hWqKhYCTCJoB
  • 34VXKa5upLWVYMXmgid6bFM4BaQXHxSUoL

The Lazarus Group is known for its use of sophisticated techniques to steal cryptocurrency, such as phishing attacks, malware, and social engineering. The group has also been known to use cryptocurrency mixers to obscure the trail of its stolen funds.

The FBI is urging cryptocurrency exchanges and other businesses to be on the lookout for suspicious activity and to report any suspicious transactions to the authorities.

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