June 06, 2023


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.


North Korean hackers steal ex-intelligence official’s emails in malware attack

DPRK-linked ScarCruft group sends novel malware to journalist after gaining access to former director’s emails

Nils WeisenseeNils WeisenseeApril 1, 2022

Hackers likely helped North Korea build hypersonic missile: UN report

Draft report says DPRK may have obtained technical know-how for advanced weapon through cyberattack

Nils WeisenseeNils WeisenseeFebruary 8, 2022

Experts fear repercussions from ongoing cyberattacks against North Korean IT

Critics say disruptions may interfere with cyber operations against DPRK and reduce North Korean access to foreign media

Nils WeisenseeNils WeisenseeFebruary 4, 2022

New cyberattack hits North Korea after hacker claims responsibility for outages

Researcher says attacks on internet servers are retaliation for DPRK phishing campaign against cybersecurity experts

Nils WeisenseeNils WeisenseeFebruary 3, 2022

New cyberattack targets North Korean foreign ministry; attribution unclear

Denial-of-service campaigns are both inexpensive and likely ineffective as a deterrent, experts say

Nils WeisenseeNils WeisenseeFebruary 2, 2022

North Korean malware uses new trick to avoid analysis and detection

Remote Access Trojan by DPRK-linked Konni hackers encrypts code with secret keys to frustrate cybersecurity researchers

Nils WeisenseeNils WeisenseeJanuary 28, 2022

North Korea defends against third wave of cyberattacks

Pyongyang’s internet connection stays up despite increasingly powerful denial-of-service attacks

Nils WeisenseeNils WeisenseeJanuary 28, 2022

DDOS attack cuts off North Korea’s internet after fifth missile test

Second major outage this year disrupted internet access and took all websites on DPRK servers offline

Nils WeisenseeNils WeisenseeJanuary 26, 2022

North Korea kicked off internet by suspected DDOS attack

Crucial servers inside DPRK offline for hours, taking down websites and email servers

Nils WeisenseeNils WeisenseeJanuary 14, 2022

Destruction, theft, espionage: Ten years of cyber warfare under Kim Jong Un

North Korea’s leader transformed the country’s sledgehammer attacks into a relentless espionage operation

Nils WeisenseeNils WeisenseeJanuary 6, 2022
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