May 29, 2024
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New North Korean cybercrime group demands millions in ransom payments
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New North Korean cybercrime group demands millions in ransom payments

DPRK-linked hackers compromised defense firm with new malware before demanding unusually high payout, Microsoft says

New North Korean cybercrime group demands millions in ransom payments
Nils WeisenseeNils Weisensee May 29, 2024
North Korea appears to transfer $20M from crypto wallet in push to cash out
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North Korea appears to transfer $20M from crypto wallet in push to cash out

Transfer from DPRK-linked account hints at Pyongyang’s urgent need for funds to support strategic goals, expert says

North Korea appears to transfer $20M from crypto wallet in push to cash out
Shreyas ReddyShreyas Reddy May 29, 2024
North Korea launches 260 balloons carrying ‘filth and garbage’ into South
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North Korea launches 260 balloons carrying ‘filth and garbage’ into South

ROK issues alerts warning of suspicious objects, days after DPRK threatened to send ‘mounds of filth’ over border

North Korea launches 260 balloons carrying ‘filth and garbage’ into South
Kim Jong Un vows to overcome failed satellite launch at military academy visit
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Kim Jong Un vows to overcome failed satellite launch at military academy visit

North Korean leader says civilian sector to remain underfunded in order to ward off ‘provocations’ from South

Kim Jong Un vows to overcome failed satellite launch at military academy visit
Colin ZwirkoColin Zwirko May 29, 2024
Seoul weighs increased support for North Korean children born in third countries
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Seoul weighs increased support for North Korean children born in third countries

Unification ministry says its reviewing policies for growing defector population that has often fallen through cracks

Seoul weighs increased support for North Korean children born in third countries
Ifang BremerIfang Bremer May 28, 2024
ROK foreign ministry downgrades North Korea division in sweeping reorganization
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ROK foreign ministry downgrades North Korea division in sweeping reorganization

Denuclearization talks division now part of broader foreign affairs headquarters, reflecting deemphasizing of dialogue

ROK foreign ministry downgrades North Korea division in sweeping reorganization
Jeongmin KimJeongmin Kim May 28, 2024
North Korean military spy satellite launch ends in failure after rocket explodes
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North Korean military spy satellite launch ends in failure after rocket explodes

DPRK confirms mid-air explosion following late-night launch from main spaceport, blaming new engine design

North Korean military spy satellite launch ends in failure after rocket explodes
Jeongmin KimJeongmin Kim | Shreyas Reddy May 27, 2024
North Korea to hold major party meeting after overhauling inter-Korean policy
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North Korea to hold major party meeting after overhauling inter-Korean policy

Expert says plenum likely to consider constitutional revisions, while Politburo ‘almost certainly’ discussed Putin visit

North Korea to hold major party meeting after overhauling inter-Korean policy
Seung-Yeon ChungSeung-Yeon Chung May 27, 2024
North Korea hypes domestic cleats, but its soccer stars still favor Nikes
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North Korea hypes domestic cleats, but its soccer stars still favor Nikes

National teams have sported Western brands since returning to competition despite efforts to manufacture own equipment

North Korea hypes domestic cleats, but its soccer stars still favor Nikes
Joe SmithJoe Smith May 27, 2024
China silent on North Korea’s satellite launch plans at Seoul trilateral summit
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China silent on North Korea’s satellite launch plans at Seoul trilateral summit

South Korean and Japanese leaders call for denuclearizing DPRK, as Chinese premier stresses need for ‘restraint’

China silent on North Korea’s satellite launch plans at Seoul trilateral summit
Jeongmin KimJeongmin Kim | Joon Ha Park May 27, 2024
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