North Korea launch cyberattacks on Nigeria to illegally raise money for weapons
A total sum of about $2 billion was illegally raised by North Korea after they launched a cyber attack on 17 countries which includes Nigeria.
North Korea launched 35 different cyberattacks on Nigeria and 16 other countries to illegally raise money for weapons of mass destruction programs, according to United Nations experts.
The Associated Press reports that the experts accused the Asian country, led by Kim Jong Un, of illegally acquiring as much as $2 billion from its sophisticated cyber activities against financial institutions and cryptocurrency exchanges.
While Nigeria was only attacked once, South Korea was attacked 10 times, followed by India (3), Bangladesh (2), and Chile (2).
Other countries attacked once by North Korea are Costa Rica, Gambia, Guatemala, Kuwait, Liberia, Malaysia, Malta, Poland, Slovenia, South Africa, Tunisia and Vietnam.