U.S. seizes $500,000 in ransom paid to North Korean hackers, official says

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Deputy U.S. Attorney General Lisa Monaco Speaks at Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives
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NEW YORK (Reuters) - The United States has seized around $500,000 in ransom paid last year by a hospital in Kansas and others to North Korean cyber attackers, Deputy Attorney General Lisa Monaco said on Tuesday.

Monaco, speaking at a cybersecurity conference at Fordham University in New York, said authorities had returned the stolen funds to victims including the hospital and a medical center in Colorado.

(Reporting by Luc Cohen in New York)

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