April 24, 2024

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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.

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
Analysis

Space radar tech reveals hundreds of ships hiding outside North Korean port

New application of AI and space radar can see so-called dark vessels rain or shine, a boon for sanctions monitors

Ethan JewellEthan JewellSeptember 8, 2022
News

US training allies on how to combat North Korean cyberattacks

State Department says it's hosting multiday courses through 2023 as DPRK hackers increase attacks on financial systems

Ethan JewellEthan Jewell | Ifang BremerSeptember 8, 2022
News

Tiger king? North Korea says it can help Russia protect endangered cats

DPRK diplomat tauts Pyongyang’s conservation efforts, though Siberian tigers believed to have vanished from peninsula

Ethan JewellEthan JewellSeptember 6, 2022
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