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North Korea ‘hacking the hell out of Latin America’

North Korea has been using cyberattacks to generate revenue for the cash-strapped government since 2016. Already in 2018, researchers have attributed a $110 million USD attack against Mexico’s state bank and a $10 million USD attack on the Bank of Chile to North Korean hackers. Continued efforts by North Korean hacking groups working for the government has suggested that the country will continue in spite of the recent summit in Singapore and ongoing negotiations with the U.S. One expert underscored a unique component of North Korea’s digital advantage: because most of the country is not connected to the internet, the country is not highly vulnerable to hacks like most countries. 

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