July 07, 2022

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Nils Weisensee

Nils Weisensee is Director of News Operations at Korea Risk Group and covers cybersecurity for NK Pro. He previously founded information security firm Frontier Intelligence, served as head of operations at non-profit Choson Exchange, and was a reporter for DAPD and the Associated Press.

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North Korea likely behind $100M crypto heist from blockchain bridge: Researchers
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North Korea likely behind $100M crypto heist from blockchain bridge: Researchers

Analysts say breach similar to past thefts linked to Lazarus Group and that hackers have already laundered assets

North Korea likely behind $100M crypto heist from blockchain bridge: Researchers
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Nils Weisensee June 30, 2022
Suspected South Korean hackers target North Korea experts with novel malware
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Suspected South Korean hackers target North Korea experts with novel malware

DarkHotel group with possible ties to Seoul’s spy agency lures journalist and nonprofit worker using malicious emails

Suspected South Korean hackers target North Korea experts with novel malware
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Nils Weisensee June 28, 2022
Beyond missiles: Why governments aren’t waging info warfare against North Korea
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Beyond missiles: Why governments aren’t waging info warfare against North Korea

Getting uncensored information into DPRK could drive change, though experts caution not everything possible is advisable

Beyond missiles: Why governments aren’t waging info warfare against North Korea
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Nils Weisensee June 20, 2022
Major outage disrupts North Korean websites and email delivery
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Major outage disrupts North Korean websites and email delivery

Several DPRK domains mostly unresponsive in first prolonged disruption to North Korean web services since February

Major outage disrupts North Korean websites and email delivery
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Nils Weisensee May 20, 2022
North Korean hackers steal ex-intelligence official’s emails in malware attack

North Korean hackers steal ex-intelligence official’s emails in malware attack

DPRK-linked ScarCruft group sends novel malware to journalist after gaining access to former director’s emails

North Korean hackers steal ex-intelligence official’s emails in malware attack
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Nils Weisensee April 1, 2022
Hackers likely helped North Korea build hypersonic missile: UN report

Hackers likely helped North Korea build hypersonic missile: UN report

Draft report says DPRK may have obtained technical know-how for advanced weapon through cyberattack

Hackers likely helped North Korea build hypersonic missile: UN report
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Nils Weisensee February 8, 2022
Experts fear repercussions from ongoing cyberattacks against North Korean IT

Experts fear repercussions from ongoing cyberattacks against North Korean IT

Critics say disruptions may interfere with cyber operations against DPRK and reduce North Korean access to foreign media

Experts fear repercussions from ongoing cyberattacks against North Korean IT
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Nils Weisensee February 4, 2022
New cyberattack hits North Korea after hacker claims responsibility for outages

New cyberattack hits North Korea after hacker claims responsibility for outages

Researcher says attacks on internet servers are retaliation for DPRK phishing campaign against cybersecurity experts

New cyberattack hits North Korea after hacker claims responsibility for outages
Nils Weisensee
Nils Weisensee February 3, 2022
New cyberattack targets North Korean foreign ministry; attribution unclear
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New cyberattack targets North Korean foreign ministry; attribution unclear

Denial-of-service campaigns are both inexpensive and likely ineffective as a deterrent, experts say

New cyberattack targets North Korean foreign ministry; attribution unclear
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Nils Weisensee February 2, 2022
North Korean malware uses new trick to avoid analysis and detection
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North Korean malware uses new trick to avoid analysis and detection

Remote Access Trojan by DPRK-linked Konni hackers encrypts code with secret keys to frustrate cybersecurity researchers

North Korean malware uses new trick to avoid analysis and detection
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Nils Weisensee January 28, 2022
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