In a confidential record obtained by mainstream media outlets including Reuters on Aug. 5, the U.N. Security Council North Korea sanctions committee said that hackers created an important part of government funding.

“Democratic People’s Republic of Korea cyber actors, many operating under the direction of the Reconnaissance General Bureau, raise money for its WMD (weapons of mass destruction) programs, with total proceeds to date estimated at up to two billion US dollars,” Reuters quoted the report as stating.

South Korea appears to be the target, but, the recent event involving a phishing email scam in which hackers masqueraded as major trading platform UpBit.

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