December 02, 2021

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Ethan Jewell

Ethan Jewell is a Seoul-based correspondent for NK News focused on sanctions, trade and maritime issues. He previously worked as an investigations and intelligence specialist for Pinkerton Comprehensive Risk Management and as a research intern for the Brookings Institution’s Center for East Asia Policy Studies. Follow Ethan on Twitter @EthanJewell

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Chinese city announces winning bids for upgrades to China-DPRK border station

Chinese city announces winning bids for upgrades to China-DPRK border station

Dandong contracts tech firms to install electrical systems in sign of continuing preparations to resume overland trade

Chinese city announces winning bids for upgrades to China-DPRK border station
Ethan Jewell
Ethan Jewell November 30, 2021
North Korean group deploys sophisticated malware suite against DPRK watchers
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North Korean group deploys sophisticated malware suite against DPRK watchers

With laser-like focus, DPRK-backed ScarCruft orchestrated attack one expert described as ‘devastating’ to privacy

North Korean group deploys sophisticated malware suite against DPRK watchers
Ethan Jewell
Ethan Jewell November 29, 2021
North Korea reels in cash from fishing permits this year, despite UN ban
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North Korea reels in cash from fishing permits this year, despite UN ban

Ship-tracking data shows scores of Chinese vessels entered DPRK’s economic zone as fishers seek out cleaner waters

North Korea reels in cash from fishing permits this year, despite UN ban
Ethan Jewell
Ethan Jewell November 26, 2021
Canada spots 24 suspected ship-to-ship transfers in DPRK sanctions operations

Canada spots 24 suspected ship-to-ship transfers in DPRK sanctions operations

Frigate and aircraft deployed in October detect over 100 suspicious vessels as part of multinational campaign

Canada spots 24 suspected ship-to-ship transfers in DPRK sanctions operations
Ethan Jewell
Ethan Jewell November 25, 2021
North Korea imports more soap from China, dials up electricity exports
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North Korea imports more soap from China, dials up electricity exports

Expert says soap and surfactants may be for sterilizing imports, as rumors swirl of a restart to overland trade

North Korea imports more soap from China, dials up electricity exports
Ethan Jewell
Ethan Jewell November 22, 2021
North Korea far and away the world’s most corrupt country: report

North Korea far and away the world’s most corrupt country: report

Efforts to snuff out corruption fail to make a dent, though expert says practices help people survive amid challenges

North Korea far and away the world’s most corrupt country: report
Ethan Jewell
Ethan Jewell November 19, 2021
In new cyber campaign, North Korean hackers likely sow seeds of future attacks
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In new cyber campaign, North Korean hackers likely sow seeds of future attacks

Report finds TA406 group sent malware to foreign policy experts, academics and journalists that focus on North Korea

In new cyber campaign, North Korean hackers likely sow seeds of future attacks
Ethan Jewell
Ethan Jewell November 19, 2021
After months of promising gains, North Korea-China trade stumbles in October

After months of promising gains, North Korea-China trade stumbles in October

Sharp dip in trade hits North Korean economy already wracked by shortages, high commodity prices and food insecurity

After months of promising gains, North Korea-China trade stumbles in October
Ethan Jewell
Ethan Jewell November 18, 2021
Russian trade with North Korea totals just $651 in Q3
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Russian trade with North Korea totals just $651 in Q3

Minute trade figures come amid COVID spike in the Russian Far East, new uncertainty surrounding potential trade restart

Russian trade with North Korea totals just $651 in Q3
Ethan Jewell
Ethan Jewell November 15, 2021
North Korea conducted malware campaign against aerospace, other targets: report
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North Korea conducted malware campaign against aerospace, other targets: report

Cybersecurity firm concludes DPRK hacking group staged attack from Blogspot platform using infected Word documents

North Korea conducted malware campaign against aerospace, other targets: report
Ethan Jewell
Ethan Jewell November 12, 2021
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