Norwegian authorities seizes $5.9M from Crypto Games.
FBI commented that proceedings of theft were used to support creation of weapons of mass distruction.
It was last year in March that hackers with a link in North Korea stole approximately $600 Million from Axie Infinity. The proceeds of the theft were redirected through privacy mixer Tornado Cash, which was afterwards authorised by the US Treasury department.
After a thorough investigation and research, authorities in Norway seized 60 million krone ($5.9 million) stolen from crypto game Axie Infinity. The economic crime unit reported this as the biggest crypto seizure by Norwegian police.
First State Attorney Marianne Bender said in a statement- "This case shows that we have a great capacity to follow the money on the blockchain, even if the criminals use advanced methods,"
It is being alleged that Crypto, worth as much as $1 Billion, was stolen last year. Teams by the names Lazarus, Andariel and Kimsuky are supposedly behind this theft. These teams are controlled by the Reconnaissance General Bureau, North Korea.
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