April 18, 2021
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Specialist news on DPRK issues exclusive to the NK Pro website.

North Korean hackers stole cryptocurrency while skimming credit cards: Report

North Korean hackers stole cryptocurrency while skimming credit cards: Report

Group-IB’s analysis of a Lazarus CC-skimming campaign also revealed malware designed to steal BTC, ETH

North Korean hackers stole cryptocurrency while skimming credit cards: Report
Author ImageMin Chao Choy April 16, 2021
Kim Jong Un’s $2 million aid donation raises cash transfer questions

Kim Jong Un’s $2 million aid donation raises cash transfer questions

The North Korean leader has gifted aid funds and stipends to Chongryon in Japan every year since becoming leader

Kim Jong Un’s $2 million aid donation raises cash transfer questions
North Korea turns airport into COVID-19 disinfection center to boost trade

North Korea turns airport into COVID-19 disinfection center to boost trade

Satellite imagery shows construction at airfield near the Chinese border — possibly to tackle extreme drop in imports

North Korea turns airport into COVID-19 disinfection center to boost trade
Author ImageColin Zwirko April 16, 2021
North Korean ships visit Chinese coal and iron ports, possibly for illegal sales

North Korean ships visit Chinese coal and iron ports, possibly for illegal sales

At least five North Korea-linked ships took turns at Longkou Port for possible sales between March 29 and April 13

North Korean ships visit Chinese coal and iron ports, possibly for illegal sales
Author ImageMin Chao Choy April 14, 2021
Gold, silver and sapphire? North Korea markets sanctioned sculptures and jewelry

Gold, silver and sapphire? North Korea markets sanctioned sculptures and jewelry

The country’s latest Foreign Trade magazine touts artwork from a studio sanctioned by the US and UN

Gold, silver and sapphire? North Korea markets sanctioned sculptures and jewelry
Author ImageChad O'Carroll April 14, 2021
North Korean diplomats regularly flew on Emirates to smuggle gold and cash

North Korean diplomats regularly flew on Emirates to smuggle gold and cash

The airline was unable to provide a “substantive” response to U.N. inquiries, a Panel of Experts report said

North Korean diplomats regularly flew on Emirates to smuggle gold and cash
Author ImageChad O'Carroll April 13, 2021
Kim Jong Un upgrades his private beachside manor and tends to leisure boats

Kim Jong Un upgrades his private beachside manor and tends to leisure boats

The upgraded mansion complex is roughly 25 miles away from a key military submarine development base

Kim Jong Un upgrades his private beachside manor and tends to leisure boats
Author ImageColin Zwirko April 13, 2021
North Korea traded just $124 worth of goods with Russia in February: New data

North Korea traded just $124 worth of goods with Russia in February: New data

North Korea did not import any Russian goods, according to official trade data from Moscow

North Korea traded just $124 worth of goods with Russia in February: New data
Author ImageMin Chao Choy April 12, 2021
North Korean cybercriminals attacked South African logistics firm

North Korean cybercriminals attacked South African logistics firm

Lazarus Group likely used access to infected computers for espionage, security researchers say

North Korean cybercriminals attacked South African logistics firm
Author ImageMin Chao Choy April 9, 2021
North Korean hackers suspected of creating accounts posing as NK News reporters

North Korean hackers suspected of creating accounts posing as NK News reporters

Security firm links suspicious profile to DPRK, investigation reveals more accounts likely set up for phishing attacks

North Korean hackers suspected of creating accounts posing as NK News reporters
Author ImageMin Chao Choy April 7, 2021
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