April 23, 2021

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Nils Weisensee

Nils Weisensee

Nils Weisensee is Director of News Operations at Korea Risk Group and covers cybersecurity for NK Pro. He previously founded information security firm Frontier Intelligence, served as head of operations at non-profit Choson Exchange, and was a reporter for DAPD and the Associated Press.

Analysis

Why North Korean cyber attacks will get worse — and US intelligence won’t help

Pyongyang is hurting and uses hackers to ease that pain, but Washington is unlikely to waste its powers on crypto theft

Author Image Nils Weisensee September 11, 2020
News

North Korean hackers use European privacy laws to hide malicious code

Lazarus Group suspected of a social engineering attack that uses GDPR notice on fake job offer sent via LinkedIn

Author Image Nils Weisensee August 26, 2020
News

New malware strain indicates North Korean cyber groups share malicious tools

Security firm sees “malware lineage” across hacking units as U.S. agencies link malicious code variant to DPRK

Author Image Nils Weisensee August 20, 2020
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North Korean hackers called victims on Whatsapp in bold attack on defense firms

Lazarus Group spent months on risky social engineering campaign to steal sensitive data, researchers found

Author Image Nils Weisensee August 14, 2020
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North Korea now using untraceable cryptocurrency for sanctions evasion

Cyber groups linked to DPRK hide illicit trade and cash out stolen funds via ‘altcoin’ transfers, Panel of Experts finds

Author Image Nils Weisensee August 7, 2020
News

North Korean hackers spent years targeting specific officials: UN report

Dozens of government accounts received malicious emails this year from cybercrime groups linked to the DPRK

Author Image Nils Weisensee August 7, 2020
News

US offers $10 million bounty for info on hackers targeting election systems

Reward issued after North Korea threatens interference in American presidential vote

Author Image Nils Weisensee August 6, 2020
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North Korean hackers targeted aerospace, defense companies via Linkedin: experts

Researchers find similarities suggesting group linked to DPRK broke into European firms

Author Image Min Chao Choy| Nils Weisensee June 19, 2020
News

Researchers identify slew of new malware variants linked to North Korea

Lazarus Group exploits fears of COVID-19 and growing tensions on Korean peninsula, experts suggest

Author Image Nils Weisensee June 16, 2020
News

Elaborate cyberattack against North Korea human rights activist

Spearphishing campaign against Committee for Human Rights in North Korea reveals deep research into victim’s contacts

Author Image Nils Weisensee May 30, 2020