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North Korea's infamous hacking group, dubbed Lazarus, has managed to steal over half a billion dollars in cryptocurrencies, a report indicates. According to an...

North Korean Hacking Group Lazerus Stole $571 Million in Cryptos: Report

North Korea's infamous hacking group, dubbed Lazarus, has managed to steal over half a billion dollars in cryptocurrencies, a report indicates. According to an...

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Twitter Promoted a Fake Elon Musk Crypto Giveaway Scam

A verified Twitter account masquerading as Elon Musk was used to publish and circulate a promoted tweet for a crypto giveaway scam Thursday...

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