May 18, 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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Chinese embassy in Pyongyang compromised in massive cyberattack

Chinese embassy in Pyongyang compromised in massive cyberattack

Hackers linked to Korea gained access via Chinese VPN provider, researchers say

Chinese embassy in Pyongyang compromised in massive cyberattack
Nils Weisensee
Nils Weisensee April 7, 2020
North Korean-linked cyberattack uses fear of coronavirus to trick victims

North Korean-linked cyberattack uses fear of coronavirus to trick victims

Emails claiming to be from South Korean health agency contain code that installs malicious software

North Korean-linked cyberattack uses fear of coronavirus to trick victims
Nils Weisensee
Nils Weisensee April 2, 2020
Files stolen from South Korean diplomatic, defense officials, researchers say

Files stolen from South Korean diplomatic, defense officials, researchers say

Hackers target victims with malicious social networking app pretending to serve North Korean defectors

Files stolen from South Korean diplomatic, defense officials, researchers say
Nils Weisensee
Nils Weisensee | Seon-wook Kim February 14, 2020
DPRK-attributed malware attack uses ROK government certificate to trick victims

DPRK-attributed malware attack uses ROK government certificate to trick victims

Code reportedly designed by North Korean “Kimsuky” group installs trojan to steal information from infected computers

DPRK-attributed malware attack uses ROK government certificate to trick victims
Nils Weisensee
Nils Weisensee February 9, 2020
Malware campaign targeting U.S. government likely linked to North Korea: report

Malware campaign targeting U.S. government likely linked to North Korea: report

Malicious code reportedly distributed by "Konni" group of DPRK-linked hackers

Malware campaign targeting U.S. government likely linked to North Korea: report
Nils Weisensee
Nils Weisensee February 3, 2020
Tourism to North Korea suspended amid China coronavirus concerns: operator

Tourism to North Korea suspended amid China coronavirus concerns: operator

Measures appear similar to extensive restrictions imposed during 2014 Ebola outbreak

Tourism to North Korea suspended amid China coronavirus concerns: operator
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll | Nils Weisensee January 21, 2020
Life on the ground in North Korea through the eyes of a Pyongyang expat

Life on the ground in North Korea through the eyes of a Pyongyang expat

A former resident of the DPRK capital discusses what they personally observed during their four-year stay

Life on the ground in North Korea through the eyes of a Pyongyang expat
Nils Weisensee
Nils Weisensee November 15, 2019
What life is really like as a foreigner living in Pyongyang

What life is really like as a foreigner living in Pyongyang

A former diplomat in the DPRK discusses the realities and common misconceptions through their own personal experiences

What life is really like as a foreigner living in Pyongyang
Nils Weisensee
Nils Weisensee November 13, 2019
Why “climate smart” agricultural methods are needed in the DPRK more than ever

Why “climate smart” agricultural methods are needed in the DPRK more than ever

Food security expert John O'Dea discusses how such approaches can help North Korea cope with global warming

Why “climate smart” agricultural methods are needed in the DPRK more than ever
Nils Weisensee
Nils Weisensee October 18, 2019
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