January 24, 2022

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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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North Korea far and away the world’s most corrupt country: Report

North Korea far and away the world’s most corrupt country: Report

Efforts to snuff out corruption fail to make a dent, though expert says practices help people survive amid challenges

North Korea far and away the world’s most corrupt country: Report
Ethan Jewell
Ethan Jewell November 19, 2021
In new cyber campaign, North Korean hackers likely sow seeds of future attacks
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In new cyber campaign, North Korean hackers likely sow seeds of future attacks

Report finds TA406 group sent malware to foreign policy experts, academics and journalists that focus on North Korea

In new cyber campaign, North Korean hackers likely sow seeds of future attacks
Ethan Jewell
Ethan Jewell November 19, 2021
After months of promising gains, North Korea-China trade stumbles in October

After months of promising gains, North Korea-China trade stumbles in October

Sharp dip in trade hits North Korean economy already wracked by shortages, high commodity prices and food insecurity

After months of promising gains, North Korea-China trade stumbles in October
Ethan Jewell
Ethan Jewell November 18, 2021
Russian trade with North Korea totals just $651 in Q3
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Russian trade with North Korea totals just $651 in Q3

Minute trade figures come amid COVID spike in the Russian Far East, new uncertainty surrounding potential trade restart

Russian trade with North Korea totals just $651 in Q3
Ethan Jewell
Ethan Jewell November 15, 2021
North Korea conducted malware campaign against aerospace, other targets: report
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North Korea conducted malware campaign against aerospace, other targets: report

Cybersecurity firm concludes DPRK hacking group staged attack from Blogspot platform using infected Word documents

North Korea conducted malware campaign against aerospace, other targets: report
Ethan Jewell
Ethan Jewell November 12, 2021
Experts see North Korea connection in corrupted malware analysis tool
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Experts see North Korea connection in corrupted malware analysis tool

Researchers say Lazarus Group targeted security professionals in latest attempt to steal confidential information

Experts see North Korea connection in corrupted malware analysis tool
Ethan Jewell
Ethan Jewell November 12, 2021
China’s new COVID controls risk upending trade restart with North Korea

China’s new COVID controls risk upending trade restart with North Korea

DPRK-China border city of Dandong asks residents to refrain from gathering as some say city under lockdown

China’s new COVID controls risk upending trade restart with North Korea
Ethan Jewell
Ethan Jewell November 9, 2021
Pandemic ‘paranoia’ in Pyongyang stalled warming ties with Beijing: Report

Pandemic ‘paranoia’ in Pyongyang stalled warming ties with Beijing: Report

Restrictions on trade undermined diplomatic gains with China, according to US, but expert says relations are ‘stable’

Pandemic ‘paranoia’ in Pyongyang stalled warming ties with Beijing: Report
Ethan Jewell
Ethan Jewell November 5, 2021
New evidence again delays trial of accused North Korean money launderer

New evidence again delays trial of accused North Korean money launderer

Delay marks the second time US court has pushed back Mun Chol Myung’s case this year

New evidence again delays trial of accused North Korean money launderer
Ethan Jewell
Ethan Jewell November 4, 2021
US to seize nearly $1 million from North Korea-backed criminal duo

US to seize nearly $1 million from North Korea-backed criminal duo

US district court says married couple laundered millions through phony corporate network on behalf of Pyongyang

US to seize nearly $1 million from North Korea-backed criminal duo
Ethan Jewell
Ethan Jewell November 3, 2021