December 01, 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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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
Nils Weisensee
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
Nils Weisensee
Nils Weisensee January 28, 2022
North Korea defends against third wave of cyberattacks
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North Korea defends against third wave of cyberattacks

Pyongyang’s internet connection stays up despite increasingly powerful denial-of-service attacks

North Korea defends against third wave of cyberattacks
Nils Weisensee
Nils Weisensee January 28, 2022
DDOS attack cuts off North Korea’s internet after fifth missile test
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DDOS attack cuts off North Korea’s internet after fifth missile test

Second major outage this year disrupted internet access and took all websites on DPRK servers offline

DDOS attack cuts off North Korea’s internet after fifth missile test
Nils Weisensee
Nils Weisensee January 26, 2022
North Korea kicked off internet by suspected DDOS attack

North Korea kicked off internet by suspected DDOS attack

Crucial servers inside DPRK offline for hours, taking down websites and email servers

North Korea kicked off internet by suspected DDOS attack
Nils Weisensee
Nils Weisensee January 14, 2022
Destruction, theft, espionage: Ten years of cyber warfare under Kim Jong Un
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Destruction, theft, espionage: Ten years of cyber warfare under Kim Jong Un

North Korea’s leader transformed the country’s sledgehammer attacks into a relentless espionage operation

Destruction, theft, espionage: Ten years of cyber warfare under Kim Jong Un
Nils Weisensee
Nils Weisensee January 6, 2022
DPRK hackers use South Korean servers and Google Drive to hide malware attack
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DPRK hackers use South Korean servers and Google Drive to hide malware attack

Lazarus Group embeds malicious code in corrupted PDFs disguised as Samsung job post, experts find

DPRK hackers use South Korean servers and Google Drive to hide malware attack
Nils Weisensee
Nils Weisensee November 29, 2021
Why America is fighting a losing battle against North Korean cyber crime
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Why America is fighting a losing battle against North Korean cyber crime

Cryptocurrencies and the internet provide the DPRK with an asymmetric advantage that will keep the regime afloat

Why America is fighting a losing battle against North Korean cyber crime
Nils Weisensee
Nils Weisensee November 26, 2021
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
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