February 25, 2024


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.


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

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

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

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

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

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

North Korean websites go dark after botched server upgrade

Official news portals and government agencies temporarily unavailable due to misconfiguration

Nils WeisenseeNils WeisenseeMay 25, 2021

North Korea’s hackers launch attacks following action on sanctions

Researchers suggest Kimsuky phishing attempts follow predictable pattern

Nils WeisenseeNils WeisenseeMay 21, 2021

DPRK hackers create fake LinkedIn profiles so good that even experts are fooled

North Korea’s Lazarus Group used elaborate personas and encrypted chats to break into major pharma company

Nils WeisenseeNils WeisenseeApril 29, 2021

North Koreans sharpen their cyberskills at online coding competitions

Free platforms may offer insights to threat researchers but help the DPRK build its cyber force, experts say

Nils WeisenseeNils WeisenseeApril 2, 2021