US claims North Korea’s ‘Lazarus Group’ responsible for Axie Infinity hack

The U.S. Treasury Department has claimed that the North Korean hacker group Lazarus is responsible for the $625 million hack of the Axie Infinity Ronin bridge. The agency added an Ethereum (ETH) address containing some of the stolen cryptocurrency to its sanctions list. As of April 14, the wallet held around 148,000 ETH. THREAD: Updates to … Read more

Ex-Ethereum dev given 5 year sentence over helping North Korea evade sanctions

Former Ethereum Foundation developer Virgil Griffith was sentenced to 5 years in prison after pleading guilty to a one-count charge of conspiracy to violate the U.S. International Emergency Economic Powers Act, Bloomberg News reported. Ignored warning His offense was helping North Korea to evade sanctions by attending a 2019 blockchain and cryptocurrency conference in Pyongyang. … Read more