April 23, 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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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
Why an oil pipeline between North Korea and China rouses nuclear concerns

Why an oil pipeline between North Korea and China rouses nuclear concerns

The U.N. set limits for how much crude oil China can send to the DPRK, but few know how much is really flowing through

Why an oil pipeline between North Korea and China rouses nuclear concerns
Min Chao Choy
Min Chao Choy April 5, 2021
Aid groups fret over struggling North Korea programs and COVID-19 red tape

Aid groups fret over struggling North Korea programs and COVID-19 red tape

Long waits, border lockdowns, supply shortages and more — new U.N. report details NGOs complaints in North Korea

Aid groups fret over struggling North Korea programs and COVID-19 red tape
Min Chao Choy
Min Chao Choy April 2, 2021
After serious drops in trade, North Korean ship activity surges near China
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After serious drops in trade, North Korean ship activity surges near China

At least five DPRK-flagged ships not seen since 2017 reappeared near the Shandong Peninsula

After serious drops in trade, North Korean ship activity surges near China
Min Chao Choy
Min Chao Choy April 1, 2021
Contractors have six months to assess New Yalu River Bridge: PRC border gov.

Contractors have six months to assess New Yalu River Bridge: PRC border gov.

Sources mixed on whether development means PRC-DPRK trade can resume any time soon

Contractors have six months to assess New Yalu River Bridge: PRC border gov.
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Chad O'Carroll | Min Chao Choy March 31, 2021
North Korea bought smuggled oil and flouted rules meant to stop its nuke program
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North Korea bought smuggled oil and flouted rules meant to stop its nuke program

New report suggests that North Korea illegally bought Taiwanese oil for years in order to circumvent a U.N. fuel cap

North Korea bought smuggled oil and flouted rules meant to stop its nuke program
Min Chao Choy
Min Chao Choy March 24, 2021
North Korean man extradited to US was involved in far more than luxury liquor

North Korean man extradited to US was involved in far more than luxury liquor

Court records suggest that the man is affiliated with North Korea’s intelligence agency and gave a loan to a DPRK bank

North Korean man extradited to US was involved in far more than luxury liquor
Min Chao Choy
Min Chao Choy March 24, 2021
Rare North Korean flight from Pyongyang spotted amid COVID-19 halt to air travel
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Rare North Korean flight from Pyongyang spotted amid COVID-19 halt to air travel

Air Koryo aircraft appears to be heading towards North Korea’s east coast

Rare North Korean flight from Pyongyang spotted amid COVID-19 halt to air travel
Min Chao Choy
Min Chao Choy March 23, 2021
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