Experts spotted Monero cryptominer sending currency to North Korean University

Pierluigi Paganini January 09, 2018

Security researchers at AlienVault labs recently analyzed an application compiled on Christmas Eve 2017 that is an installer for a Monero cryptocurrency miner.

The mined Monero coins are sent to Kim Il Sung University in Pyongyang, North Korea, but experts noted that the developers might not be of North Korean origins.

The KSU is an unusually open University, it is attended by a number of foreign students and lecturers.

The researchers speculate the application could either be an experimental software or could be a prank to trick security researchers by connecting to Kim Il Sung University in Pyongyang, North Korea.

Monero miner North Korea

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