North Korea Launders $147.5M Stolen Crypto Via Tornado Cash: UN

North Korea Launders $147.5M Stolen Crypto Via Tornado Cash: UN


Published Wednesday 15th May 2024

In a recent report by the United Nations, it was revealed that North Korea laundered a staggering $147.5 million that was stolen from a cryptocurrency exchange. The illicit funds were funneled through Tornado Cash, a popular decentralized mixer that provides privacy and anonymity by breaking the on-chain link between the sender and receiver of Ethereum transactions. This method allowed North Korea to obscure the origin of the stolen funds, making it difficult to trace and recover the money.

The utilization of Tornado Cash by North Korea highlights the challenges faced by regulators and law enforcement agencies in combating money laundering and illicit activities in the crypto space. Decentralized mixers like Tornado Cash offer a level of privacy and obfuscation that can be exploited by bad actors to cover their tracks and avoid detection. As the use of cryptocurrencies continues to grow, it is crucial for authorities to develop effective strategies and technologies to prevent and investigate financial crimes in this evolving landscape.

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