October 16, 2021

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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 Korean hackers likely behind barrage of cyberattacks against journalists

North Korean hackers likely behind barrage of cyberattacks against journalists

Investigation identifies at least two DPRK-linked groups attempting to break into computers at NK News

North Korean hackers likely behind barrage of cyberattacks against journalists
Nils Weisensee
Nils Weisensee October 14, 2021
North Korean hackers breach prominent defector’s accounts in targeted attack

North Korean hackers breach prominent defector’s accounts in targeted attack

Attackers use access to spread malware and lure DPRK experts on social media

North Korean hackers breach prominent defector’s accounts in targeted attack
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim | Nils Weisensee September 7, 2021
How to tell if you’ve been hacked by North Korea

How to tell if you’ve been hacked by North Korea

Antivirus apps failed to catch malware spread through DailyNK, showing security breaches are often hard to spot

How to tell if you’ve been hacked by North Korea
Nils Weisensee
Nils Weisensee August 25, 2021
Hacked DailyNK website infected broad range of organizations

Hacked DailyNK website infected broad range of organizations

Experts say North Korean malware spread to readers, contradicting DailyNK’s claim that public content was unaffected

Hacked DailyNK website infected broad range of organizations
Nils Weisensee
Nils Weisensee August 24, 2021
Half a dozen North Korean domains offline after apparent server outage

Half a dozen North Korean domains offline after apparent server outage

Recurring connectivity issues end in broad disruption across North Korean internet servers

Half a dozen North Korean domains offline after apparent server outage
Nils Weisensee
Nils Weisensee August 23, 2021
Hackers infect DailyNK website with malware to spy on readers

Hackers infect DailyNK website with malware to spy on readers

Cybersecurity firm links attack to North Korean group, with expert warning site still vulnerable to similar breaches

Hackers infect DailyNK website with malware to spy on readers
Nils Weisensee
Nils Weisensee August 18, 2021
Why North Korea’s cybercrime could kill prospects for a diplomatic breakthrough
NK PRO

Why North Korea’s cybercrime could kill prospects for a diplomatic breakthrough

Cryptocurrency theft has become a lifeline for Pyongyang's broken economy that could quickly derail future negotiations

Why North Korea’s cybercrime could kill prospects for a diplomatic breakthrough
Nils Weisensee
Nils Weisensee August 11, 2021
Hackers use malicious PDFs on inter-Korean issues as lure

Hackers use malicious PDFs on inter-Korean issues as lure

Novel malware shows DPRK-linked Kimsuky group aggressively adapts its techniques, researchers say

Hackers use malicious PDFs on inter-Korean issues as lure
Nils Weisensee
Nils Weisensee August 10, 2021
How to reduce the risk of getting hacked by North Korea

How to reduce the risk of getting hacked by North Korea

Sophisticated lures make it increasingly difficult to avoid a security breach, but experts say some habits still help

How to reduce the risk of getting hacked by North Korea
Nils Weisensee
Nils Weisensee July 21, 2021
North Korean hackers likely used new vulnerability to breach ROK defense firm

North Korean hackers likely used new vulnerability to breach ROK defense firm

Researchers link attacks against South Korean aerospace and nuclear research sectors to DPRK, warn of further breaches 

North Korean hackers likely used new vulnerability to breach ROK defense firm
Nils Weisensee
Nils Weisensee July 1, 2021
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