“North Korea stole $316 million in cryptocurrency for nuclear weapons.”

Over the past few months, North Korea has stolen over 300 million dollars (260 million euros) of cryptocurrency with help from hackers. This is stated in a confidential United Nations report on which the French press agency AFP writes about.

The money is invested in the development of nuclear weapons, concludes that the panel has investigated the effectiveness of international sanctions against North Korea. According to South Korean observers, the country employs thousands of highly trained hackers.

The confidential report states that some EUR 230 million was taken out in September alone. Sanctions have been imposed against North Korea by the UN. The country does not care about a ban on developing nuclear weapons. The leader of the Stalinist country, Kim Jong-un, wants to expand his arsenal.