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June 14, 2024

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Nils Weisensee

Nils Weisensee is Chief Product Officer 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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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
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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
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