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North Korea condemns US over Washington’s remarks on crypto theft



North Korea slams US over Washington’s remarks on cryptocurrency theft

North Korea on Saturday condemned remarks by a senior White House official about Pyongyang’s cyberattack capabilities and said it would continue to stand up against US aggression towards itself.

A State Department spokesman said branding North Korea as a “group of criminals” reflects the true nature of Washington’s hostile policy toward North Korea.

US Deputy National Security Adviser for Cyber ​​and Emerging Technology Anne Neuberger on Wednesday reportedly said North Koreans were a criminal syndicate pursuing revenue “under the guise of one country”.

North Korea is widely believed to have thousands of trained hackers and cryptocurrency theft has become a major source of funding for the sanctions-hit country and its weapons programs.

State news agency KCNA quoted a State Department spokesperson as saying, “Finally, the US administration has exposed the true picture of its most despicable hostile policy, which was once ‘without telegram’ and ‘diplomatic engagement’.” was on the screen.” ,

“Similarly, the DPRK will face the US, the only criminal group in the world.”

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