May 19, 2024


Ethan Jewell

Ethan Jewell

Ethan Jewell is a Seoul-based correspondent for NK News focused on sanctions, trade and maritime issues. He previously worked as an investigations and intelligence specialist for Pinkerton Comprehensive Risk Management and as a research intern for the Brookings Institution's Center for East Asia Policy Studies.


Power politics: What light levels reveal about North Korea’s priorities

Satellites detect spikes in radiance of Pyongyang around nighttime parades and could help gauge DPRK’s economic activity

Ethan JewellEthan JewellFebruary 21, 2023
Expert Surveys

Expert roundup: Why North Korea flexed long-range missile might at latest parade

Analysts say ICBM-heavy event sends clear message to US, but question whether Kim Jong Un has named daughter his heir

Ethan JewellEthan Jewell | Ifang BremerFebruary 10, 2023

Australia to deploy long-range aircraft to monitor North Korea sanctions evasion

Surveillance plane will operate out of Japan and collect evidence of illicit ship-to-ship transfers, Tokyo says

Ethan JewellEthan JewellFebruary 9, 2023

New North Korean cyber-espionage campaign targets medical and energy sectors

Report says Lazarus Group showed its hand by mistakenly connecting to victim’s server from DPRK IP address

Ethan JewellEthan JewellFebruary 3, 2023

North Korean hackers stole nearly half of all crypto lost last year: Report

DPRK raked in $1.7 billion and switched to new mixer after US sanctioned Tornado Cash, Chainalysis finds

Ethan JewellEthan JewellFebruary 2, 2023

North Korean in US custody faces uncertain future due to DPRK’s COVID controls

Mun Chol Myong could end up in China or even be released in US following sentencing for time served, expert says

Ethan JewellEthan JewellJanuary 31, 2023

North Korea exports nearly 37 metric tons of wigs and hairpieces to China

Niche products responsible for over half of exports in December, while DPRK’s imports of medicine continue to decline

Ethan JewellEthan JewellJanuary 30, 2023

North Korean hacking group scaled up phishing attacks late last year: Report

Proofpoint says TA444 diversified malware delivery vehicles as it targeted education, health care and other sectors

Ethan JewellEthan JewellJanuary 26, 2023

US pins $100M crypto heist on North Korea, backing private sector attributions

FBI says DPRK hackers orchestrated June 2022 theft from Horizon Bridge and recent transactions to launder funds

Ethan JewellEthan JewellJanuary 25, 2023

How North Korean hackers could weaponize artificial intelligence like ChatGPT

AI could supercharge threat groups' ability to craft malware and lures in ways all but impossible to counter

Ethan JewellEthan JewellJanuary 24, 2023
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