February 12, 2020 Cybersecurity firm reports that North Korea increased its Monero mining operations tenfold.

Recorded Future, a cybersecurity firm, and the Insikt Group published a report analyzing North Korea’s efforts to circumvent sanctions and conduct cyber-espionage. The group found that, since May 2019, XMR mining originating from North Korean IPs increased ‘tenfold’, a change the group attributed to Monero’s lower processing power requirements and anonymity.