North Korea online gaming scam

Summary: North Korean elite programmers hacked into South Korean online games to get virtual currency. The North Koreans then sold the virtual currency to gamers for about $6 million in real money.

“The police pointed to the Korea Computer Centre, Pyongyang’s IT research venture, as the alleged culprit. Set up in 1990, the centre has 1,200 experts developing computer software and hardware for North Korea, the police said.”