December 08, 2022

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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. Follow Ethan on Twitter @EthanJewell

News

Taiwanese firm’s ‘permissiveness’ undercuts North Korea sanctions: UN report

Investigators say Cheng Chiun Shipping Agency ‘inconsistent’ about alleged role in illicit oil procurement scheme

Ethan JewellEthan JewellSeptember 20, 2022
News

North Korea imports $2M in alcohol from China, exports huge sum of tungsten

Expert calls August trade figures a ‘promising sign’ for Pyongyang as country rebounds from mass COVID outbreak

Ethan JewellEthan JewellSeptember 20, 2022
News

North Korean exports to China hit COVID-era high as trade continues to recover

Despite jump, expert says figures remain far enough below pre-pandemic levels that single shipment can sway totals

Ethan JewellEthan JewellSeptember 19, 2022
News

North Korea scraps massive ‘motherships’ after using them to smuggle oil: Report

UN Panel of Experts identifies new tactic to destroy evidence as DPRK continues efforts to elude sanctions monitors

Ethan JewellEthan JewellSeptember 16, 2022
News

Singapore charges three men over alleged oil transfer to North Korea

Police accuse the men of destroying evidence of a possible ship-to-ship transfer involving a Singaporean tanker in 2018

Ethan JewellEthan JewellSeptember 16, 2022
Analysis

US faces blowback over sanctions on code utilized by North Korean hackers

Sanctioning Tornado Cash has spawned legal challenges that could impact regulators’ ability to go after DPRK cyber crime

Ethan JewellEthan JewellSeptember 15, 2022
News

North Korea may be modifying cargo vessels to smuggle oil: UN report

DPRK has been filling ballasts with oil instead of water in likely dangerous tactic, member state tells Panel of Experts

Ethan JewellEthan JewellSeptember 14, 2022
News

North Korean hackers spread malware trio through powerful zero-day exploit

Cisco Talos’ research spreads new light on Pyongyang’s efforts to infiltrate energy, other critical industries

Ethan JewellEthan JewellSeptember 9, 2022
News

North Korean waters see fewer intrusions as China’s fishing season resumes: Data

Beijing recently warned fishers to avoid North Korean waters, where violent clashes have sometimes taken place

Ethan JewellEthan Jewell | Ifang BremerSeptember 9, 2022
News

US seizes $30M from North Korean hackers behind Axie Infinity mega-heist

While just a fraction of what the Lazarus Group stole, the seizure is a win against rampant North Korean cybercrime

Ethan JewellEthan JewellSeptember 9, 2022
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