The FBI released the below information:
Federal charges unsealed in February against three computer programmers linked to the government of North Korea illustrate the appeal of cryptocurrency markets and exchanges for theft and fraud.
A Sustained Campaign of Cyber Intrusions and Thefts
Once the application was installed, it could give the criminals access to the victim’s cryptocurrency wallets and private keys—allowing them to transfer funds from the victim’s wallet to cryptocurrency wallets controlled by the hackers.
Vallese noted that as the value of certain cryptocurrencies has soared, more people are looking to invest in them. “It’s definitely somewhere people want to be,” he said. “But where there is potential for earning, there is potential for risk and loss.”