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    UN Experts Investigating 58 Suspected North Korean Cyberattacks Valued at About $3 Billion

    UN Experts Investigating 58 Suspected North Korean Cyberattacks Valued at About $3 Billion

    UNITED (AP) — U.N. experts say they are investigating 58 suspected North Korean cyberattacks between 2017 and 2023 valued at approximately $3 billion, with the money reportedly being used to help fund its development of weapons of mass destruction.

    And the high volume of cyberattacks by North Korean hacking groups who report to the Reconnaissance General Bureau, North Korea's primary foreign intelligence organization, is reportedly continuing, the panel of experts said in the executive summary of a report to the U.N. Security Council obtained Friday by The Associated Press.

    The report covering the period from July 2023 to January 2024 and reflecting contributions from unidentified U.N. member nations and other sources, was sent to the 15-member council as North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has raised tensions in the region. He is threatening to annihilate South Korea if provoked and escalating weapons demonstrations. In response, the United States, South Korea and have strengthened their combined exercises.

    Amid the increased military and political tensions on the Korean Peninsula, the experts said North Korea “continued to flout (U.N.) sanctions,” further developed its nuclear weapons, and produced nuclear fissile materials – the weapons' key ingredients.

    The experts said a light-water reactor at North Korea's main nuclear complex at Yongbyon “appeared to be operational.” South…

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