May 29, 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 scraps massive ‘motherships’ after using them to smuggle oil: Report
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North Korea scraps massive ‘motherships’ after using them to smuggle oil: Report

UN Panel of Experts identifies new tactic to destroy evidence as DPRK continues efforts to elude sanctions monitors

North Korea scraps massive ‘motherships’ after using them to smuggle oil: Report
Ethan Jewell
Ethan Jewell September 16, 2022
Singapore charges three men over alleged oil transfer to North Korea

Singapore charges three men over alleged oil transfer to North Korea

Police accuse the men of destroying evidence of a possible ship-to-ship transfer involving a Singaporean tanker in 2018

Singapore charges three men over alleged oil transfer to North Korea
Ethan Jewell
Ethan Jewell September 16, 2022
US faces blowback over sanctions on code utilized by North Korean hackers
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US faces blowback over sanctions on code utilized by North Korean hackers

Sanctioning Tornado Cash has spawned legal challenges that could impact regulators’ ability to go after DPRK cyber crime

US faces blowback over sanctions on code utilized by North Korean hackers
Ethan Jewell
Ethan Jewell September 15, 2022
North Korea may be modifying cargo vessels to smuggle oil: UN report

North Korea may be modifying cargo vessels to smuggle oil: UN report

DPRK has been filling ballasts with oil instead of water in likely dangerous tactic, member state tells Panel of Experts

North Korea may be modifying cargo vessels to smuggle oil: UN report
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Ethan Jewell September 14, 2022
North Korean hackers spread malware trio through powerful zero-day exploit
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North Korean hackers spread malware trio through powerful zero-day exploit

Cisco Talos’ research spreads new light on Pyongyang’s efforts to infiltrate energy, other critical industries

North Korean hackers spread malware trio through powerful zero-day exploit
Ethan Jewell
Ethan Jewell September 9, 2022
North Korean waters see fewer intrusions as China’s fishing season resumes: Data

North Korean waters see fewer intrusions as China’s fishing season resumes: Data

Beijing recently warned fishers to avoid North Korean waters, where violent clashes have sometimes taken place

North Korean waters see fewer intrusions as China’s fishing season resumes: Data
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Ethan Jewell | Ifang Bremer September 9, 2022
US seizes $30M from North Korean hackers behind Axie Infinity mega-heist
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US seizes $30M from North Korean hackers behind Axie Infinity mega-heist

While just a fraction of what the Lazarus Group stole, the seizure is a win against rampant North Korean cybercrime

US seizes $30M from North Korean hackers behind Axie Infinity mega-heist
Ethan Jewell
Ethan Jewell September 9, 2022
Space radar tech reveals hundreds of ships hiding outside North Korean port
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Space radar tech reveals hundreds of ships hiding outside North Korean port

New application of AI and space radar can see so-called dark vessels rain or shine, a boon for sanctions monitors

Space radar tech reveals hundreds of ships hiding outside North Korean port
Ethan Jewell
Ethan Jewell September 8, 2022
US training allies on how to combat North Korean cyberattacks

US training allies on how to combat North Korean cyberattacks

State Department says it's hosting multiday courses through 2023 as DPRK hackers increase attacks on financial systems

US training allies on how to combat North Korean cyberattacks
Ethan Jewell
Ethan Jewell | Ifang Bremer September 8, 2022
Tiger king? North Korea says it can help Russia protect endangered cats

Tiger king? North Korea says it can help Russia protect endangered cats

DPRK diplomat tauts Pyongyang’s conservation efforts, though Siberian tigers believed to have vanished from peninsula

Tiger king? North Korea says it can help Russia protect endangered cats
Ethan Jewell
Ethan Jewell September 6, 2022
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