January 21, 2022

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North Korea stole $400 million worth of cryptocurrency in 2021: Report
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North Korea stole $400 million worth of cryptocurrency in 2021: Report

DPRK hackers increasingly target ethereum over bitcoin, while bouncing funds between wallets to throw off authorities

North Korea stole $400 million worth of cryptocurrency in 2021: Report
Ethan Jewell
Ethan Jewell January 14, 2022
5 years in the dark: North Korean ship reappears at key Chinese coal terminal
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5 years in the dark: North Korean ship reappears at key Chinese coal terminal

Suspicious visit highlights China’s willingness to overlook sanctions violations, expert says

5 years in the dark: North Korean ship reappears at key Chinese coal terminal
Ethan Jewell
Ethan Jewell January 14, 2022
North Korea fires two ‘presumed short-range’ ballistic missiles: JCS

North Korea fires two ‘presumed short-range’ ballistic missiles: JCS

Apparent third test this month comes as Pyongyang and Washington accuse one another of raising tensions

North Korea fires two ‘presumed short-range’ ballistic missiles: JCS
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko January 14, 2022
North Korea kicked off internet by suspected DDOS attack

North Korea kicked off internet by suspected DDOS attack

Crucial servers inside DPRK offline for hours, taking down websites and email servers

North Korea kicked off internet by suspected DDOS attack
Nils Weisensee
Nils Weisensee January 14, 2022
China takes aim at US after new North Korea sanctions go into effect

China takes aim at US after new North Korea sanctions go into effect

Chinese foreign ministry says Beijing opposes Washington’s 'unilateral sanctions,' advocates return to six-party talks

China takes aim at US after new North Korea sanctions go into effect
Chaewon Chung
Chaewon Chung January 14, 2022
North Korea defends missile tests, says new US sanctions ‘escalate’ tensions

North Korea defends missile tests, says new US sanctions ‘escalate’ tensions

DPRK foreign ministry statement comes after top U.S. diplomat called missile tests 'destabilizing' and 'dangerous'

North Korea defends missile tests, says new US sanctions ‘escalate’ tensions
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko January 14, 2022
US claims new North Korea sanctions do not change its position on diplomacy

US claims new North Korea sanctions do not change its position on diplomacy

Remarks from State Department follow new sanctions on six DPRK nationals to counter country’s weapons development

US claims new North Korea sanctions do not change its position on diplomacy
Chaewon Chung
Chaewon Chung January 13, 2022
US sanctions six North Korean nationals following ‘hypersonic’ missile tests

US sanctions six North Korean nationals following ‘hypersonic’ missile tests

The move follows a joint statement from members of the UN Security Council condemning the recent launches

US sanctions six North Korean nationals following ‘hypersonic’ missile tests
Chaewon Chung
Chaewon Chung January 13, 2022
Lee Jae-myung urges rival to retract support for North Korea ‘preemptive strike’

Lee Jae-myung urges rival to retract support for North Korea ‘preemptive strike’

Progressive presidential candidate characterizes remarks as reckless, calls DPRK’s latest missile test a ‘provocation’

Lee Jae-myung urges rival to retract support for North Korea ‘preemptive strike’
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim January 12, 2022
Kim Yo Jong unusually prominent at North Korea’s latest hypersonic missile test

Kim Yo Jong unusually prominent at North Korea’s latest hypersonic missile test

DPRK leader’s sister stood next to him on viewing deck for the first time, a possible sign of her growing influence

Kim Yo Jong unusually prominent at North Korea’s latest hypersonic missile test
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko January 12, 2022