December 05, 2020

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Min Chao Choy

Min Chao Choy is a data journalist for NK News and NK Pro, currently based in Los Angeles.

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As diplomacy with North Korea falls apart, the US focuses on calling out China

Washington is returning to its old playbook of treating North Korea like a subset of China policy, experts say

Min Chao Choy December 3, 2020

Antony Blinken, vocal critic of Trump’s DPRK policy, named US secretary of state

Biden is expected to formally announce Blinken’s appointment on Tuesday, several U.S. news organizations reported

Min Chao Choy November 23, 2020

Ten weeks later, a North Korean crew is still trapped on a ship in Russia

The Kalma 2 ship hit Russian shores during a September typhoon, and a deportation case could be complicating its release

Min Chao Choy November 18, 2020

North Korean hackers broke into software used by banks and government agencies

Researchers “strongly attribute” the novel attack on a popular security software manager to the DPRK’s Lazarus Group

Min Chao Choy November 17, 2020

Hacker poses as defector-politician Ji Seong-ho’s office in phishing attempt

The phishing email was sent to the president of the Unification Media Group

Min Chao Choy October 29, 2020

US releases warning on North Korean hacking group just days before the election

CISA advises businesses and frequent targets in ROK, Japan and U.S. on common Kimsuky group tactics

Min Chao Choy October 28, 2020

North Korea shows off new ‘Naenara 101’ smart tablet to citizens

The tablet boasts two SIM card slots, plus mobile network and wireless network connectivity

Min Chao Choy October 26, 2020

Lawyer condemns police raid into North Korea friendship society leaders’ homes

Police investigating two NZ-DPRK Society leaders; lawyer claims it’s because they sent $2,000 to North Korea’s Red Cross

Min Chao Choy October 23, 2020

US Treasury names 490 North Korea-linked entities in new regulatory prohibitions

Move retroactively signals that certain individuals cannot do business with the 490, per an April revision to the NKSR

Min Chao Choy October 22, 2020

North Korean group accused of phishing attack against Russian defense industry

A Russian researcher attributed more 2020 phishing attempts to a North Korea-linked group called Kimsuky

Min Chao Choy October 20, 2020
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