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North Korea jams GPS signals near sea border after denouncing ROK ‘intrusions’

North Korea jams GPS signals near sea border after denouncing ROK ‘intrusions’

South Korea reports second day of jamming, as experts warn any crossing could provide pretext for DPRK military response

North Korea jams GPS signals near sea border after denouncing ROK ‘intrusions’
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer | Lina Park May 30, 2024
North Korea likely has ‘expertise’ to steal more NFTs to fund regime, US says

North Korea likely has ‘expertise’ to steal more NFTs to fund regime, US says

New Treasury report on nonfungible tokens highlights illicit finance risks of DPRK cybercrime groups

North Korea likely has ‘expertise’ to steal more NFTs to fund regime, US says
Nils Weisensee
Nils Weisensee May 30, 2024
North Korea calls feces-carrying balloons a ‘gift’ to the South from its people

North Korea calls feces-carrying balloons a ‘gift’ to the South from its people

Kim Yo Jong justifies balloons as citizens’ exercise of free expression, mocking Seoul for allowing anti-DPRK leafleting

North Korea calls feces-carrying balloons a ‘gift’ to the South from its people
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim May 30, 2024
UN Command says North Korean trash balloons breach armistice, international law

UN Command says North Korean trash balloons breach armistice, international law

Military force condemns DPRK for sending ‘feces and contaminants’ over border, but doesn’t mention launches from ROK

UN Command says North Korean trash balloons breach armistice, international law
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll May 30, 2024
North Korea develops new NATO-caliber assault rifle in arms modernization push

North Korea develops new NATO-caliber assault rifle in arms modernization push

Expert uncovers DPRK’s plans to introduce rifle based on Russian AK after unblurring photo published in state media

North Korea develops new NATO-caliber assault rifle in arms modernization push
Anton Sokolin
Anton Sokolin May 30, 2024
North Korea fires 10 short-range ballistic missiles into East Sea: ROK military

North Korea fires 10 short-range ballistic missiles into East Sea: ROK military

Barrage comes day after DPRK sent 260 waste-carrying balloons into South Korea

North Korea fires 10 short-range ballistic missiles into East Sea: ROK military
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer May 30, 2024
New North Korean cybercrime group demands millions in ransom payments
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New North Korean cybercrime group demands millions in ransom payments

DPRK-linked hackers compromised defense firm with new malware before demanding unusually high payout, Microsoft says

New North Korean cybercrime group demands millions in ransom payments
Nils Weisensee
Nils Weisensee May 29, 2024
North Korea appears to transfer $20M from crypto wallet in push to cash out
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North Korea appears to transfer $20M from crypto wallet in push to cash out

Transfer from DPRK-linked account hints at Pyongyang’s urgent need for funds to support strategic goals, expert says

North Korea appears to transfer $20M from crypto wallet in push to cash out
Shreyas Reddy
Shreyas Reddy May 29, 2024
North Korea launches 260 balloons carrying ‘filth and garbage’ into South

North Korea launches 260 balloons carrying ‘filth and garbage’ into South

ROK issues alerts warning of suspicious objects, days after DPRK threatened to send ‘mounds of filth’ over border

North Korea launches 260 balloons carrying ‘filth and garbage’ into South
Kim Jong Un vows to overcome failed satellite launch at military academy visit

Kim Jong Un vows to overcome failed satellite launch at military academy visit

North Korean leader says civilian sector to remain underfunded in order to ward off ‘provocations’ from South

Kim Jong Un vows to overcome failed satellite launch at military academy visit
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko May 29, 2024
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