September 25, 2020

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Nils Weisensee

Nils Weisensee is Director of News Operations at the Korea Risk Group and covers cyber security for NK News. Prior to that he worked as head of operations at the Choson Exchange NGO and as a reporter for DAPD and the Associated Press.

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North Korea likely paid Russian hackers for access to bank networks

Researchers find link between “malware-as-a-service” providers and DPRK cyber thieves with stolen bitcoins to spend

Nils Weisensee September 17, 2020

Why North Korean cyber attacks will get worse -- and US intelligence won’t help

Pyongyang is hurting and uses hackers to ease that pain, but Washington is unlikely to waste its powers on crypto theft

Nils Weisensee September 11, 2020

North Korean hackers use European privacy laws to hide malicious code

Lazarus Group suspected of a social engineering attack that uses GDPR notice on fake job offer sent via LinkedIn

Nils Weisensee August 26, 2020

New malware strain indicates North Korean cyber groups share malicious tools

Security firm sees “malware lineage” across hacking units as U.S. agencies link malicious code variant to DPRK

Nils Weisensee August 20, 2020

North Korean hackers called victims on Whatsapp in bold attack on defense firms

Lazarus Group spent months on risky social engineering campaign to steal sensitive data, researchers found

Nils Weisensee August 14, 2020

North Korea now using untraceable cryptocurrency for sanctions evasion

Cyber groups linked to DPRK hide illicit trade and cash out stolen funds via ‘altcoin’ transfers, Panel of Experts finds

Nils Weisensee August 7, 2020

North Korean hackers spent years targeting specific officials: UN report

Dozens of government accounts received malicious emails this year from cybercrime groups linked to the DPRK

Nils Weisensee August 7, 2020

US offers $10 million bounty for info on hackers targeting election systems

Reward issued after North Korea threatens interference in American presidential vote

Nils Weisensee August 6, 2020

North Korean hackers targeted aerospace, defense companies via Linkedin: experts

Researchers find similarities suggesting group linked to DPRK broke into European firms

Researchers identify slew of new malware variants linked to North Korea

Lazarus Group exploits fears of COVID-19 and growing tensions on Korean peninsula, experts suggest

Nils Weisensee June 16, 2020
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