FBI accuses North Korean hacker of Axie Infinity hack

 The Lazarus hacker group is believed to be the culprit in the hack of the Ronin bridge of the game 

The Lazarus hacker group is believed to be the culprit in the hack of the Ronin bridge of the game Axie Infinity, stealing more than 600 million USD.

In an announcement on April 14, the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) added an Ethereum cryptocurrency wallet address, believed to be belonging to the Lazarus hacker group, to the sanctions list, which bans financial institutions. US deals with this wallet.

The above wallet currently holds 147,000 ETH, worth $445 million. According to the Washington Post, this is also the address where hackers transferred money after the bridge attack of Axie Infinity. The FBI's announcement means it has identified the Lazarus group behind the hack.

On the Ronin Network newsletter, the project also cited a report from the FBI, identifying the Lazarus group as being involved in the security breach of the network. The Etherscan tool is also now labeling this wallet as "reportedly involved in an attack targeting the Ronin bridge".

"The US government, specifically the Treasury Department, has sanctioned the wallet address that received funds from the theft. We are still in the process of adding security measures before re-deploying the Ronin bridge to reduce the risk. risks in the future," announced Ronin Network, and said the expected time to return to the deployment later this month.
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