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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.
North Korean defector-politician Ji Seong-ho announced that hackers attempted a phishing attack by sending emails impersonating his governmental office earlier this week.
Ji, who serves as a member of South Korea’s National Assembly, released the email on Thursday. The email — originally sent on Oct. 27 — reveals a highly targeted approach that is tailored to lure a specific victim into opening a malicious file, which has become an increasingly common tactic against South Korean political and media entities.