December 05, 2023

UN report warns of persistent threats from North Korean cybercrime and espionage

Panel of Experts outlines activity by DPRK threat groups, but expert says report offers only ‘generic’ recommendations

North Korean cybercriminals continue to pose significant threats through cyber espionage and phishing campaigns after a record-breaking year of cryptocurrency theft in 2022, according to a new U.N. report.

The latest Panel of Experts report largely repeats concerns shared in the previous document released earlier this year, which listed several high-profile incidents involving North Korean threat groups and called for sanctions against the head of Pyongyang’s intelligence agency.