April 22, 2024

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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.

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Power politics: What light levels reveal about North Korea’s priorities
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Power politics: What light levels reveal about North Korea’s priorities

Satellites detect spikes in radiance of Pyongyang around nighttime parades and could help gauge DPRK’s economic activity

Power politics: What light levels reveal about North Korea’s priorities
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Ethan Jewell February 21, 2023
Expert roundup: Why North Korea flexed long-range missile might at latest parade

Expert roundup: Why North Korea flexed long-range missile might at latest parade

Analysts say ICBM-heavy event sends clear message to US, but question whether Kim Jong Un has named daughter his heir

Expert roundup: Why North Korea flexed long-range missile might at latest parade
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Ethan Jewell | Ifang Bremer February 10, 2023
Australia to deploy long-range aircraft to monitor North Korea sanctions evasion

Australia to deploy long-range aircraft to monitor North Korea sanctions evasion

Surveillance plane will operate out of Japan and collect evidence of illicit ship-to-ship transfers, Tokyo says

Australia to deploy long-range aircraft to monitor North Korea sanctions evasion
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Ethan Jewell February 9, 2023
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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Ethan Jewell January 24, 2023
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