May 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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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
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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
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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
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Ethan Jewell January 21, 2023
North Korea’s trade with China in Q4 hits three-year pandemic high

North Korea’s trade with China in Q4 hits three-year pandemic high

Strong imports in December help push quarterly trade to $370M, indicating less concern about COVID and inbound goods

North Korea’s trade with China in Q4 hits three-year pandemic high
Ethan Jewell
Ethan Jewell January 19, 2023
North Korea moves millions in crypto as it looks to cash out stolen funds
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North Korea moves millions in crypto as it looks to cash out stolen funds

Expert says hackers will still need to convert gains to cash after transfer of funds linked to Horizon Bridge heist

North Korea moves millions in crypto as it looks to cash out stolen funds
Ethan Jewell
Ethan Jewell January 17, 2023
PWNED: How North Korea could exploit critical flaws in ship-tracking tech
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PWNED: How North Korea could exploit critical flaws in ship-tracking tech

Anyone can conjure ships from thin air with just a laptop, antenna and free software, frustrating sanctions enforcement

PWNED: How North Korea could exploit critical flaws in ship-tracking tech
Ethan Jewell
Ethan Jewell January 11, 2023
Judge raises legal avenue to stop extradition of man who raided DPRK Embassy

Judge raises legal avenue to stop extradition of man who raided DPRK Embassy

Lack of formal end to Korean War means Christopher Ahn’s actions may not have been crime in US, district judge suggests

Judge raises legal avenue to stop extradition of man who raided DPRK Embassy
Ethan Jewell
Ethan Jewell January 11, 2023
40+ launches, 174K ethereum, 168* COVID cases: North Korea’s 2022 by the numbers
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40+ launches, 174K ethereum, 168* COVID cases: North Korea’s 2022 by the numbers

Data tells story of a record year of DPRK missile tests and crypto theft, as the virus finally breached border controls

40+ launches, 174K ethereum, 168* COVID cases: North Korea’s 2022 by the numbers
Ethan Jewell
Ethan Jewell December 30, 2022
Suspected North Korean hackers deploy corrupt Android app in attack on reporter
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Suspected North Korean hackers deploy corrupt Android app in attack on reporter

Researchers say powerful malware comes disguised as fake app, highlighting overlap with past DPRK cyber campaigns

Suspected North Korean hackers deploy corrupt Android app in attack on reporter
Ethan Jewell
Ethan Jewell December 30, 2022
North Korean hackers deploy new trick to stop Windows from identifying malware
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North Korean hackers deploy new trick to stop Windows from identifying malware

BlueNoroff threat group linked to DPRK has used technique in ongoing campaign targeting foreign firms, researchers say

North Korean hackers deploy new trick to stop Windows from identifying malware
Ethan Jewell
Ethan Jewell December 28, 2022
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