December 04, 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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US sanctions crypto mixer for helping North Korea launder stolen funds
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US sanctions crypto mixer for helping North Korea launder stolen funds

Tornado Cash has been a key enabler for some of DPRK’s largest cyber heists to date, Treasury Department says

US sanctions crypto mixer for helping North Korea launder stolen funds
Ethan Jewell
Ethan Jewell August 9, 2022
North Korean hackers modify tactics after Microsoft Office update: Analyst
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North Korean hackers modify tactics after Microsoft Office update: Analyst

Recent phishing attacks show DPRK cyber actors shifting away from Word documents after Microsoft nerfs feature

North Korean hackers modify tactics after Microsoft Office update: Analyst
Ethan Jewell
Ethan Jewell August 8, 2022
North Korea’s official oil imports hit zero in May amid COVID-19 outbreak
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North Korea’s official oil imports hit zero in May amid COVID-19 outbreak

But imagery tells different story, as expert says Nampho has received at least 30 oil deliveries from China this year

North Korea’s official oil imports hit zero in May amid COVID-19 outbreak
Ethan Jewell
Ethan Jewell August 5, 2022
China following ‘example of North Korea’ with risky missile launches: Taipei

China following ‘example of North Korea’ with risky missile launches: Taipei

Crisis in Taiwan Strait could aggravate regional security and impede cooperation over DPRK nuclear issue, experts say

China following ‘example of North Korea’ with risky missile launches: Taipei
Ethan Jewell
Ethan Jewell August 5, 2022
North Korean envoy joins ASEAN forum, meets ROK foreign minister

North Korean envoy joins ASEAN forum, meets ROK foreign minister

Brief encounter is first between North and South Korean diplomats since Yoon Suk-yeol took office

North Korean envoy joins ASEAN forum, meets ROK foreign minister
Ethan Jewell
Ethan Jewell August 5, 2022
Chinese ships loiter near site of ship-to-ship transfers in North Korean waters
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Chinese ships loiter near site of ship-to-ship transfers in North Korean waters

Activity appears far from usual transfer sites, while anomalies in at least two ships’ broadcasts point to tampering

Chinese ships loiter near site of ship-to-ship transfers in North Korean waters
Ethan Jewell
Ethan Jewell August 4, 2022
North Koreans pose as software developers to infiltrate tech companies: Report
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North Koreans pose as software developers to infiltrate tech companies: Report

Cybersecurity firm says ‘DPRK personas’ appeared to apply for cryptocurrency jobs in effort to raise funds for regime

North Koreans pose as software developers to infiltrate tech companies: Report
Ethan Jewell
Ethan Jewell August 3, 2022
UNICEF aid reaches North Korean capital after almost two-year delay

UNICEF aid reaches North Korean capital after almost two-year delay

Humanitarian organizations say DPRK’s border restrictions have held up shipments of key assistance throughout pandemic

UNICEF aid reaches North Korean capital after almost two-year delay
Ethan Jewell
Ethan Jewell August 3, 2022
UN nonproliferation conference won’t curtail North Korean nukes: Experts

UN nonproliferation conference won’t curtail North Korean nukes: Experts

First nuclear treaty review in 12 years has other issues to address amid uncertainty during Ukraine war, experts say

UN nonproliferation conference won’t curtail North Korean nukes: Experts
Ethan Jewell
Ethan Jewell August 2, 2022
North Korean hackers deploy malicious browser extension against DPRK watchers
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North Korean hackers deploy malicious browser extension against DPRK watchers

Kimsuky-linked attacks target email data rather than login credentials, making them harder to detect, expert says

North Korean hackers deploy malicious browser extension against DPRK watchers
Ethan Jewell
Ethan Jewell July 29, 2022
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