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Min Chao Choy
Min Chao Choy is a data journalist for NK News and NK Pro, currently based in Los Angeles.
An ongoing phishing campaign targeting North Korea-focused professionals has employed more convincing tactics, including harnessing real email correspondence likely sourced from a compromised inbox, an NK News investigation can reveal.
In a tactic going as far back as 2010 but observed consistently for over a year, phishing emails impersonating North Korea-focused journalists and academics -- sometimes with content similar to real messages sent just hours beforehand -- have targeted others in the community and those at its periphery.