February 08, 2023

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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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Hackers use fake media domains to trick North Korea researchers

Hackers use fake media domains to trick North Korea researchers

Attackers impersonate reporters at Voice Of America to lure DPRK experts with legal documents out of Pyongyang

Hackers use fake media domains to trick North Korea researchers
Nils Weisensee
Nils Weisensee December 17, 2020
North Korean hackers steal corporate files in attacks against European firms

North Korean hackers steal corporate files in attacks against European firms

Lazarus Group reportedly used Tor network to hide tracks after highly persistent social engineering campaign

North Korean hackers steal corporate files in attacks against European firms
Nils Weisensee
Nils Weisensee December 16, 2020
North Korea likely paid Russian hackers for access to bank networks

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

North Korea likely paid Russian hackers for access to bank networks
Nils Weisensee
Nils Weisensee September 17, 2020
Why North Korean cyber attacks will get worse — and US intelligence won’t help

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

Why North Korean cyber attacks will get worse — and US intelligence won’t help
Nils Weisensee
Nils Weisensee September 11, 2020
North Korean hackers use European privacy laws to hide malicious code

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

North Korean hackers use European privacy laws to hide malicious code
Nils Weisensee
Nils Weisensee August 26, 2020
New malware strain indicates North Korean cyber groups share malicious tools

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

New malware strain indicates North Korean cyber groups share malicious tools
Nils Weisensee
Nils Weisensee August 20, 2020
North Korean hackers called victims on Whatsapp in bold attack on defense firms

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

North Korean hackers called victims on Whatsapp in bold attack on defense firms
Nils Weisensee
Nils Weisensee August 14, 2020
North Korea now using untraceable cryptocurrency for sanctions evasion

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

North Korea now using untraceable cryptocurrency for sanctions evasion
Nils Weisensee
Nils Weisensee August 7, 2020
North Korean hackers spent years targeting specific officials: UN report

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

North Korean hackers spent years targeting specific officials: UN report
Nils Weisensee
Nils Weisensee August 7, 2020
US offers $10 million bounty for info on hackers targeting election systems

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

Reward issued after North Korea threatens interference in American presidential vote

US offers $10 million bounty for info on hackers targeting election systems
Nils Weisensee
Nils Weisensee August 6, 2020