The Monero cryptocurrency logo is seen in this illustration photo January 8, 2018. REUTERS/Thomas White
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A cybersecurity company said it has found software that appears to install code for mining cryptocurrency and sends any mined coins to a server at a North Korean university, the latest sign that North Korea may be searching for new ways to infuse its economy with cash.It then sends any coins to Kim Il Sung University in Pyongyang, said cybersecurity firm AlienVault, which examined the program.Kim Il Sung University, however, plays host to foreign students and lecturers, not just North Koreans.Others have flagged increasing signs of North Korean interest in cryptocurrencies and underlying blockchain technology.Cybersecurity firm FireEye cited in a November blog post a series of North Korean activities against South Korean cryptocurrency targets such as exchanges.AlienVault's report said one North Korean IP address, 22.214.171.124, has been active on bitcoin trading sites.
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