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July 26, 2024

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Nils Weisensee

Nils Weisensee

Nils Weisensee is Chief Product Officer 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.

News

North Korean hackers breach prominent defector’s accounts in targeted attack

Attackers use access to spread malware and lure DPRK experts on social media

Jeongmin KimJeongmin Kim | Nils WeisenseeSeptember 7, 2021
Analysis

How to tell if you’ve been hacked by North Korea

Antivirus apps failed to catch malware spread through DailyNK, showing security breaches are often hard to spot

Nils WeisenseeNils WeisenseeAugust 25, 2021
News

Hacked DailyNK website infected broad range of organizations

Experts say North Korean malware spread to readers, contradicting DailyNK’s claim that public content was unaffected

Nils WeisenseeNils WeisenseeAugust 24, 2021
News

Half a dozen North Korean domains offline after apparent server outage

Recurring connectivity issues end in broad disruption across North Korean internet servers

Nils WeisenseeNils WeisenseeAugust 23, 2021
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Hackers infect DailyNK website with malware to spy on readers

Cybersecurity firm links attack to North Korean group, with expert warning site still vulnerable to similar breaches

Nils WeisenseeNils WeisenseeAugust 18, 2021
Analysis

Why North Korea’s cybercrime could kill prospects for a diplomatic breakthrough

Cryptocurrency theft has become a lifeline for Pyongyang's broken economy that could quickly derail future negotiations

Nils WeisenseeNils WeisenseeAugust 11, 2021
News

Hackers use malicious PDFs on inter-Korean issues as lure

Novel malware shows DPRK-linked Kimsuky group aggressively adapts its techniques, researchers say

Nils WeisenseeNils WeisenseeAugust 10, 2021
Analysis

How to reduce the risk of getting hacked by North Korea

Sophisticated lures make it increasingly difficult to avoid a security breach, but experts say some habits still help

Nils WeisenseeNils WeisenseeJuly 21, 2021
Analysis

North Korean hackers likely used new vulnerability to breach ROK defense firm

Researchers link attacks against South Korean aerospace and nuclear research sectors to DPRK, warn of further breaches 

Nils WeisenseeNils WeisenseeJuly 1, 2021
News

Experts warn report on North Korea’s cyber power understates true threat

Think tank puts DPRK in bottom tier after blunt assessment of cyber capabilities, but security researchers disagree

Nils WeisenseeNils WeisenseeJune 29, 2021