January 27, 2021

Category: News

Specialist news on DPRK issues exclusive to the NK Pro website.

Google accuses North Korean hackers of targeting cybersecurity pros with malware

Hackers posed as fellow researchers and built up trust through original blog content and private social media messages

Min Chao Choy January 26, 2021

US hits North Korean official and Chinese firms with non-proliferation measures

The State Department’s Bureau of International Security and Nonproliferation last targeted a DPRK individual in 2016

Min Chao Choy January 25, 2021

China, Russia finally agree with UN on conversion rate for North Korean fuel cap

The U.N. sanctions committee will now be able to more accurately monitor how much fuel is going into the DPRK

Min Chao Choy January 22, 2021

Chinese ships in North Korea drop by 30% after years of rampant, illegal fishing

U.N. sanctions didn’t stop Chinese ships from plucking North Korean squid, but a new report suggests that COVID-19 did

Min Chao Choy January 21, 2021

COVID-19 crushed North Korea’s illegal poaching endeavors in Russia

North Korean fishing boats in Russian waters fell by 95% in 2020, a new report from the Global Fishing Watch says

Min Chao Choy January 21, 2021

Trade between China and North Korea plummeted by 81% in 2020

Total official trade in 2020 fell significantly, but Chinese exports modestly rose at the end of the year

Min Chao Choy January 19, 2021

Cigarette paper sales to North Korea go up in smoke with $2.5 million in fines

An Indonesian firm was hit with two back-to-back fines for violating sanctions with cigarette papers

Min Chao Choy January 18, 2021

Indonesian company fined $1 million for selling cigarette papers to North Korea

U.S. Treasury fined the paper manufacturer for violating sanctions using 28 separate U.S. dollar wire transfers

Min Chao Choy January 15, 2021

Recap: Top moments at North Korea’s Eighth Party Congress

The eight-day-long event went over failures of the last five years and clarified social, economic and military plans

Colin Zwirko January 15, 2021

Statues in Africa traced back to North Korean artists making money for regime 

A new report suggests that two North Korean artists are using a front company to make the DPRK dollars

Min Chao Choy January 15, 2021
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