July 31, 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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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
Experts warn report on North Korea’s cyber power understates true threat

Experts warn report on North Korea’s cyber power understates true threat

Think tank puts DPRK in bottom tier after blunt assessment of cyber capabilities, but security researchers disagree

Experts warn report on North Korea’s cyber power understates true threat
Nils Weisensee
Nils Weisensee June 29, 2021
North Korean websites go dark after botched server upgrade

North Korean websites go dark after botched server upgrade

Official news portals and government agencies temporarily unavailable due to misconfiguration

North Korean websites go dark after botched server upgrade
Nils Weisensee
Nils Weisensee May 25, 2021
North Korea’s hackers launch attacks following action on sanctions
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North Korea’s hackers launch attacks following action on sanctions

Researchers suggest Kimsuky phishing attempts follow predictable pattern

North Korea’s hackers launch attacks following action on sanctions
Nils Weisensee
Nils Weisensee May 21, 2021
DPRK hackers create fake LinkedIn profiles so good that even experts are fooled
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DPRK hackers create fake LinkedIn profiles so good that even experts are fooled

North Korea’s Lazarus Group used elaborate personas and encrypted chats to break into major pharma company

DPRK hackers create fake LinkedIn profiles so good that even experts are fooled
Nils Weisensee
Nils Weisensee April 29, 2021
North Koreans sharpen their cyberskills at online coding competitions
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North Koreans sharpen their cyberskills at online coding competitions

Free platforms may offer insights to threat researchers but help the DPRK build its cyber force, experts say

North Koreans sharpen their cyberskills at online coding competitions
Nils Weisensee
Nils Weisensee April 2, 2021
North Korean hackers posed as a cybersecurity firm to launch new attacks
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North Korean hackers posed as a cybersecurity firm to launch new attacks

Google says cybercriminals linked to North Korea created new website and social media profiles to trick victims

North Korean hackers posed as a cybersecurity firm to launch new attacks
Nils Weisensee
Nils Weisensee April 1, 2021
Daily videos show candid North Korean street life during pandemic

Daily videos show candid North Korean street life during pandemic

Chinese observer shares detailed footage of Hyesan city in the DPRK border area on social media

Daily videos show candid North Korean street life during pandemic
Cyberattack links North Korean hackers to ransomware used for extortions
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Cyberattack links North Korean hackers to ransomware used for extortions

Researchers suspect collaboration between Lazarus Group and criminals behind the TFlower extortion campaign

Cyberattack links North Korean hackers to ransomware used for extortions
Nils Weisensee
Nils Weisensee March 5, 2021
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