February 04, 2023

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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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New North Korean cyber-espionage campaign targets medical and energy sectors
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New North Korean cyber-espionage campaign targets medical and energy sectors

Report says Lazarus Group showed its hand by mistakenly connecting to victim’s server from DPRK IP address

New North Korean cyber-espionage campaign targets medical and energy sectors
Ethan Jewell
Ethan Jewell February 3, 2023
North Korean hackers stole nearly half of all crypto lost last year: Report
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North Korean hackers stole nearly half of all crypto lost last year: Report

DPRK raked in $1.7 billion and switched to new mixer after US sanctioned Tornado Cash, Chainalysis finds

North Korean hackers stole nearly half of all crypto lost last year: Report
Ethan Jewell
Ethan Jewell February 2, 2023
North Korean in US custody faces uncertain future due to DPRK’s COVID controls

North Korean in US custody faces uncertain future due to DPRK’s COVID controls

Mun Chol Myong could end up in China or even be released in US following sentencing for time served, expert says

North Korean in US custody faces uncertain future due to DPRK’s COVID controls
Ethan Jewell
Ethan Jewell January 31, 2023
North Korea exports nearly 37 metric tons of wigs and hairpieces to China
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North Korea exports nearly 37 metric tons of wigs and hairpieces to China

Niche products responsible for over half of exports in December, while DPRK’s imports of medicine continue to decline

North Korea exports nearly 37 metric tons of wigs and hairpieces to China
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Ethan Jewell January 30, 2023
North Korean hacking group scaled up phishing attacks late last year: Report
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North Korean hacking group scaled up phishing attacks late last year: Report

Proofpoint says TA444 diversified malware delivery vehicles as it targeted education, health care and other sectors

North Korean hacking group scaled up phishing attacks late last year: Report
Ethan Jewell
Ethan Jewell January 26, 2023
US pins $100M crypto heist on North Korea, backing private sector attributions

US pins $100M crypto heist on North Korea, backing private sector attributions

FBI says DPRK hackers orchestrated June 2022 theft from Horizon Bridge and recent transactions to launder funds

US pins $100M crypto heist on North Korea, backing private sector attributions
Ethan Jewell
Ethan Jewell January 25, 2023
How North Korean hackers could weaponize artificial intelligence like ChatGPT
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How North Korean hackers could weaponize artificial intelligence like ChatGPT

AI could supercharge threat groups' ability to craft malware and lures in ways all but impossible to counter

How North Korean hackers could weaponize artificial intelligence like ChatGPT
Ethan Jewell
Ethan Jewell January 24, 2023
North Korea issues cold weather warning as mercury plunges as low as -20 F

North Korea issues cold weather warning as mercury plunges as low as -20 F

Country’s poorest in rural north likely hardest hit, as high, biting winds buffet coastal areas

North Korea issues cold weather warning as mercury plunges as low as -20 F
Ethan Jewell
Ethan Jewell January 24, 2023
First North Korean extradited to US gets 4-year sentence for money laundering

First North Korean extradited to US gets 4-year sentence for money laundering

US judge agrees to more lenient sentence for Mun Chol Myong after he spent years in Malay and American prisons

First North Korean extradited to US gets 4-year sentence for money laundering
Ethan Jewell
Ethan Jewell January 21, 2023
New photos show North Korea sent weapons to Russian paramilitary group: US

New photos show North Korea sent weapons to Russian paramilitary group: US

Images appears to show rail shipment from North Korea to Russia late last year, but content of containers unclear

New photos show North Korea sent weapons to Russian paramilitary group: US
Ethan Jewell
Ethan Jewell January 21, 2023
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