April 19, 2021

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Min Chao Choy

Min Chao Choy is a data journalist for NK News and NK Pro. Choy specializes in news and analysis relating to DPRK shipping and aviation movements, sanctions, and cyber-security.

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China-North Korea trade rises for the first time in months 
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China-North Korea trade rises for the first time in months 

Official trade between the two countries rose to $14.3 million in March 2021, according to new Chinese government data

China-North Korea trade rises for the first time in months 
Min Chao Choy
Min Chao Choy April 19, 2021
North Korean hackers stole cryptocurrency while skimming credit cards: Report
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North Korean hackers stole cryptocurrency while skimming credit cards: Report

Group-IB’s analysis of a Lazarus CC-skimming campaign also revealed malware designed to steal BTC, ETH

North Korean hackers stole cryptocurrency while skimming credit cards: Report
Min Chao Choy
Min Chao Choy April 16, 2021
Russian ambassador: North Korea faces ‘tough’ times, but famine is ‘unlikely’

Russian ambassador: North Korea faces ‘tough’ times, but famine is ‘unlikely’

Ambassador Alexander Matsegora weighs in on North Korean food prices, supply shortages and dropoffs to trade

Russian ambassador: North Korea faces ‘tough’ times, but famine is ‘unlikely’
Min Chao Choy
Min Chao Choy April 15, 2021
North Korean ships visit Chinese coal and iron ports, possibly for illegal sales
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North Korean ships visit Chinese coal and iron ports, possibly for illegal sales

At least five North Korea-linked ships took turns at Longkou Port for possible sales between March 29 and April 13

North Korean ships visit Chinese coal and iron ports, possibly for illegal sales
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Min Chao Choy April 14, 2021
Microsoft won a lawsuit against North Korean hackers, but the payoff is unclear

Microsoft won a lawsuit against North Korean hackers, but the payoff is unclear

The tech giant was not awarded damages from the two unidentified hackers working for the DPRK-linked Thallium Group

Microsoft won a lawsuit against North Korean hackers, but the payoff is unclear
Min Chao Choy
Min Chao Choy April 13, 2021
North Korea traded just $124 worth of goods with Russia in February: New data
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North Korea traded just $124 worth of goods with Russia in February: New data

North Korea did not import any Russian goods, according to official trade data from Moscow

North Korea traded just $124 worth of goods with Russia in February: New data
Min Chao Choy
Min Chao Choy April 12, 2021
North Koreans are stranded in Nigeria or illegally working in local clinics

North Koreans are stranded in Nigeria or illegally working in local clinics

A 2019 U.N. ban ordered all North Korean workers home, but COVID-19 disruptions leave some still waiting for deportation

North Koreans are stranded in Nigeria or illegally working in local clinics
Min Chao Choy
Min Chao Choy April 12, 2021
North Korean cybercriminals attacked South African logistics firm
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North Korean cybercriminals attacked South African logistics firm

Lazarus Group likely used access to infected computers for espionage, security researchers say

North Korean cybercriminals attacked South African logistics firm
Min Chao Choy
Min Chao Choy April 9, 2021
North Korean hackers suspected of creating accounts posing as NK News reporters
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North Korean hackers suspected of creating accounts posing as NK News reporters

Security firm links suspicious profile to DPRK, investigation reveals more accounts likely set up for phishing attacks

North Korean hackers suspected of creating accounts posing as NK News reporters
Min Chao Choy
Min Chao Choy April 7, 2021
North Korean missile experts suspected of supporting Iran’s weapons programs: UN
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North Korean missile experts suspected of supporting Iran’s weapons programs: UN

Panel identifies 13 DPRK technicians accused of visiting Iran, describes transfer of critical missile parts

North Korean missile experts suspected of supporting Iran’s weapons programs: UN
Min Chao Choy
Min Chao Choy April 6, 2021
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