Known as AppleJeus, it poses as legitimate digital currency trading software and has infected victims in over 30 countries around the world, according to federal authorities.
The three suspects are reportedly are members of the Reconnaissance General Bureau, a military agency of North Korea that allegedly attack global financial giants and steal billions of dollars.
North Korea has relied on cyberattacks to fund an upgrade to its nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles arsenal, UN experts have reported.
Ethereum researcher Virgil Griffith will have to face the jury for allegedly assisting the North Korean government to evade sanctions through digital currencies.
U.S. authorities arrested Virgil Griffith in November 2019 after he returned from attending a blockchain conference in North Korea.
U.S. government prosecutors have argued against Virgil Griffith defense's attempts to dismiss the case, saying he knowingly and willfully broke the law with his actions.
Former Ethereum developer Virgil Griffith is seeking to have sanctions violation charges against him dismissed.
BeagleBoyz has reportedly resumed its activities in February 2020, targeting international money transfers and ATM cashouts.
The team of hackers is reportedly controlled by Bureau 121, the division with responsibility for cyber warfare in the rogue state.
The group is known for WannaCry, a ransomware that has infected over 300,000 Windows computers worldwide, demanding payment in BTC.
The new Crypto Intelligence Briefs is designed to cast light on the mechanisms used for illegal transactions in digital currency.