February 05, 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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Drop in North Korean crop output aggravates domestic food shortages: Report

Drop in North Korean crop output aggravates domestic food shortages: Report

ROK researchers blame floods and drought for shortfall, while expert says estimate doesn’t provide full picture

Drop in North Korean crop output aggravates domestic food shortages: Report
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Ethan Jewell | Ifang Bremer December 15, 2022
What if a satellite super constellation monitored every inch of North Korea?

What if a satellite super constellation monitored every inch of North Korea?

AI could analyze exabytes of data to provide God-like intel on DPRK nuclear facilities, clandestine activities and more

What if a satellite super constellation monitored every inch of North Korea?
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Ethan Jewell December 14, 2022
US allots $1.5 million for projects to send outside information into North Korea

US allots $1.5 million for projects to send outside information into North Korea

State Department also seeks ‘new generation of content creators’ in defector community to help scale up outreach efforts

US allots $1.5 million for projects to send outside information into North Korea
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Ethan Jewell December 14, 2022
EU targets North Korea nuclear program with new sanctions after missile tests

EU targets North Korea nuclear program with new sanctions after missile tests

Europe playing ‘catch-up’ as US and allies have sanctioned DPRK in response to UN gridlock, expert says

EU targets North Korea nuclear program with new sanctions after missile tests
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Ethan Jewell December 13, 2022
China rolls back virus controls, providing hope for North Korea aid work

China rolls back virus controls, providing hope for North Korea aid work

Experts say rules a positive step for DPRK refugees and aid groups in China, though border controls likely to stay

China rolls back virus controls, providing hope for North Korea aid work
Ethan Jewell
Ethan Jewell December 8, 2022
North Korea exploits Itaewon tragedy for zero-day malware attack: Google
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North Korea exploits Itaewon tragedy for zero-day malware attack: Google

Researchers say ScarCruft used deadly event as lure for phishing campaign targeting Internet Explorer vulnerability

North Korea exploits Itaewon tragedy for zero-day malware attack: Google
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Ethan Jewell December 8, 2022
Olympics to lift ban on North Korea’s participation ahead of 2024 Paris Games

Olympics to lift ban on North Korea’s participation ahead of 2024 Paris Games

Despite decision, the DPRK has given no signs that it will lift COVID border controls to allow its athletes to join

Olympics to lift ban on North Korea’s participation ahead of 2024 Paris Games
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Ethan Jewell December 7, 2022
New-and-improved North Korean malware targets cryptocurrency traders
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New-and-improved North Korean malware targets cryptocurrency traders

Researchers identify spread of new AppleJeus variant alongside fake cryptocurrency website run by Pyongyang

New-and-improved North Korean malware targets cryptocurrency traders
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Ethan Jewell December 6, 2022
North Korean spyware campaign more potent than previously thought: Researchers
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North Korean spyware campaign more potent than previously thought: Researchers

Bluelight backdoor paved the way for Dolphin malware to exfiltrate victims’ information through Google cloud services

North Korean spyware campaign more potent than previously thought: Researchers
Ethan Jewell
Ethan Jewell December 2, 2022
US and allies slap new sanctions on North Koreans linked to weapons programs

US and allies slap new sanctions on North Koreans linked to weapons programs

Allies embrace ‘coordinated approach’ to DPRK sanctions after chronic Security Council inaction, expert says

US and allies slap new sanctions on North Koreans linked to weapons programs
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Ethan Jewell December 2, 2022
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