North Korean hackers may try to steal bitcoins and other crypto currencies to dodge sanctions, according to a cyber security firm’s report cited by Bloomberg on Tuesday (local time). North Korean leader Kim Jong-un appears to be interested in virtual cash because it is secure and secretive. A crypto currency would thus give leeway for the isolated state to move funds where it want to and change it for various currencies. In retaliation for North Korea’s sixth nuclear test early this month, the United Nations Security Council on Monday approved sanctions that could reduce about 30 percent of oil exports to the North, cutting off more than 55 percent of refined petroleum product exports to the state.

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