June 02, 2023

North Korea not sending spy messages via Youtube channel, researcher says

YouTube channel at heart of Yonhap story is actually run from Mexico, Martyn Williams says

North Korea is not sending "encrypted spy messages" via a Youtube channel allegedly linked to its state radio, researcher Martyn Williams told NK News on Sunday, despite South Korean media reports stating otherwise.

On Saturday, Yonhap News Agency reported that a DPRK-managed channel had recently "broadcast a series of mysterious numbers, presumed to be an encrypted message to its spies," claiming the video marked the first time Pyongyang had used YouTube to send "apparently coded messages" online.