April 13, 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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North Korean hackers hold medical systems hostage in ransomware attacks, US says
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North Korean hackers hold medical systems hostage in ransomware attacks, US says

Advisory states DPRK actors likely assume health sector willing to pay ransoms but does not reveal extent of damages

North Korean hackers hold medical systems hostage in ransomware attacks, US says
Ethan Jewell
Ethan Jewell July 7, 2022
US-ROK forces practice seizing ships in sign of tougher stance on North Korea

US-ROK forces practice seizing ships in sign of tougher stance on North Korea

Expert says drills suggest efforts to stop sanctions evasion, but commandeering vessels is risky and potentially illegal

US-ROK forces practice seizing ships in sign of tougher stance on North Korea
Ethan Jewell
Ethan Jewell July 6, 2022
North Korean company hawks likely sanctioned electrical equipment at trade fair

North Korean company hawks likely sanctioned electrical equipment at trade fair

Firm joined joint China-DPRK event as it ended, exhibiting ‘high voltage distribution box’ used in industrial settings

North Korean company hawks likely sanctioned electrical equipment at trade fair
Ethan Jewell
Ethan Jewell July 1, 2022
North Korea says its COVID outbreak spread from ‘alien things’ near DMZ

North Korea says its COVID outbreak spread from ‘alien things’ near DMZ

State media reports two people caught the virus in early April, the first time country has pinpointed origin of outbreak

North Korea says its COVID outbreak spread from ‘alien things’ near DMZ
A former North Korean propagandist takes his artistic rebellion to blockchain

A former North Korean propagandist takes his artistic rebellion to blockchain

In NFT gallery, Sun Mu pairs Kim Jong Un with Mickey Mouse to make statement about peace on Korean Peninsula

A former North Korean propagandist takes his artistic rebellion to blockchain
Ethan Jewell
Ethan Jewell June 10, 2022
France drops treason charges against man accused of spying for Pyongyang

France drops treason charges against man accused of spying for Pyongyang

Benoit Quennedey’s pro-DPRK views and activism caught attention of French security services in 2018

France drops treason charges against man accused of spying for Pyongyang
Ethan Jewell
Ethan Jewell June 9, 2022
Countries clash at UN General Assembly over veto of new North Korea sanctions

Countries clash at UN General Assembly over veto of new North Korea sanctions

China and Russia defend their rejection of US-led resolution in first-ever debate of failed Security Council vote

Countries clash at UN General Assembly over veto of new North Korea sanctions
Ethan Jewell
Ethan Jewell June 9, 2022
Singaporean man to be jailed for obstructing North Korea sanctions investigation

Singaporean man to be jailed for obstructing North Korea sanctions investigation

Manfred Low Cheng Jin to serve 15-week sentence in victory for city-state’s case against Yuk Tung Energy

Singaporean man to be jailed for obstructing North Korea sanctions investigation
Ethan Jewell
Ethan Jewell June 8, 2022
North Korean accused of money laundering to accept US charges: Court records

North Korean accused of money laundering to accept US charges: Court records

Mun Chol Myong, who the US says has ties to DPRK's top spy agency, could face substantial jail time and fines

North Korean accused of money laundering to accept US charges: Court records
Ethan Jewell
Ethan Jewell June 7, 2022
US concerned North Korea could test a nuke in ‘coming days’: State Department

US concerned North Korea could test a nuke in ‘coming days’: State Department

Warning comes as IAEA says it sees signs DPRK is preparing to test an atomic weapon

US concerned North Korea could test a nuke in ‘coming days’: State Department
Ethan Jewell
Ethan Jewell June 7, 2022
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