April 14, 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 spread malware through fake updates for network routers
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North Korean hackers spread malware through fake updates for network routers

While malware not new, disguising it as a router update is a first for Kimsuky, researchers say

North Korean hackers spread malware through fake updates for network routers
Ethan Jewell
Ethan Jewell June 1, 2022
North Korea’s claims of COVID victory a thorn in China’s side: Experts

North Korea’s claims of COVID victory a thorn in China’s side: Experts

Army of censors works to shield Chinese from news about DPRK’s outbreak as Beijing persists with zero-COVID approach

North Korea’s claims of COVID victory a thorn in China’s side: Experts
Ethan Jewell
Ethan Jewell May 31, 2022
North Korea’s ventilator imports too little, too late: Medical experts

North Korea’s ventilator imports too little, too late: Medical experts

Chinese trade data shows DPRK imported millions of masks and 1,000 ventilators in April, but no COVID vaccines

North Korea’s ventilator imports too little, too late: Medical experts
Ethan Jewell
Ethan Jewell May 30, 2022
North Korea lifts sweeping COVID-19 lockdown in Pyongyang: Sources

North Korea lifts sweeping COVID-19 lockdown in Pyongyang: Sources

NK News understands residents now allowed to leave homes, less than three weeks after lockdown began

North Korea lifts sweeping COVID-19 lockdown in Pyongyang: Sources
Ethan Jewell
Ethan Jewell May 29, 2022
Kim Jong Un convenes meeting of top officials on ‘stabilizing’ COVID-19 outbreak

Kim Jong Un convenes meeting of top officials on ‘stabilizing’ COVID-19 outbreak

Participants ‘positively evaluated’ North Korea’s strict virus controls, as country reports declining fever cases

Kim Jong Un convenes meeting of top officials on ‘stabilizing’ COVID-19 outbreak
Ethan Jewell
Ethan Jewell May 29, 2022
After failed UN vote, US slaps new sanctions on North Korea-linked entities

After failed UN vote, US slaps new sanctions on North Korea-linked entities

Unilateral designations target DPRK official linked to weapons programs, two banks and trading company

After failed UN vote, US slaps new sanctions on North Korea-linked entities
Ethan Jewell
Ethan Jewell May 28, 2022
UN fails to pass new North Korea sanctions as China and Russia veto

UN fails to pass new North Korea sanctions as China and Russia veto

US says unsuccessful vote marks first time Security Council members have vetoed new measures against DPRK

UN fails to pass new North Korea sanctions as China and Russia veto
Ethan Jewell
Ethan Jewell May 27, 2022
Experts cast doubt on Pyongyang’s self-declared victory over COVID

Experts cast doubt on Pyongyang’s self-declared victory over COVID

Case and death numbers likely well below true total as country promotes alternative treatments over vaccines

Experts cast doubt on Pyongyang’s self-declared victory over COVID
Ethan Jewell
Ethan Jewell | Ifang Bremer May 24, 2022
Company selling likely sanctioned machinery joins North Korea-China trade fair

Company selling likely sanctioned machinery joins North Korea-China trade fair

Addition comes after different firm threatened legal action against organizers for using name without authorization

Company selling likely sanctioned machinery joins North Korea-China trade fair
Ethan Jewell
Ethan Jewell May 24, 2022
North Korea’s fertilizer imports remain unusually low ahead of planting seasons
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North Korea’s fertilizer imports remain unusually low ahead of planting seasons

Trade data also shows soap and other surface cleaner imports hit record highs amid short-lived trade reopening

North Korea’s fertilizer imports remain unusually low ahead of planting seasons
Ethan Jewell
Ethan Jewell May 20, 2022
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