April 13, 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.


North Korean hackers posed as a cybersecurity firm to launch new attacks

Google says cybercriminals linked to North Korea created new website and social media profiles to trick victims

Nils WeisenseeNils WeisenseeApril 1, 2021

Daily videos show candid North Korean street life during pandemic

Chinese observer shares detailed footage of Hyesan city in the DPRK border area on social media


Cyberattack links North Korean hackers to ransomware used for extortions

Researchers suspect collaboration between Lazarus Group and criminals behind the TFlower extortion campaign

Nils WeisenseeNils WeisenseeMarch 5, 2021

US hits North Korean hackers back with new details on cryptocurrency theft

Cybersecurity agency aims to disrupt ongoing attacks against finance and energy sectors by DPRK-linked Lazarus Group

Nils WeisenseeNils WeisenseeFebruary 22, 2021

Cybercriminals used NK News content in malware campaign

Researchers warn malicious Word document attempts to steal data from compromised computers

Nils WeisenseeNils WeisenseeFebruary 5, 2021

DPRK-linked hackers continue cyber assault on vaccine researchers

Lazarus Group uses range of malware against pharma industry and governments, but expert warns strategies may shift

Nils WeisenseeNils WeisenseeDecember 24, 2020

Hackers use fake media domains to trick North Korea researchers

Attackers impersonate reporters at Voice Of America to lure DPRK experts with legal documents out of Pyongyang

Nils WeisenseeNils WeisenseeDecember 17, 2020

North Korean hackers steal corporate files in attacks against European firms

Lazarus Group reportedly used Tor network to hide tracks after highly persistent social engineering campaign

Nils WeisenseeNils WeisenseeDecember 16, 2020

North Korea likely paid Russian hackers for access to bank networks

Researchers find link between “malware-as-a-service” providers and DPRK cyber thieves with stolen bitcoins to spend

Nils WeisenseeNils WeisenseeSeptember 17, 2020

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

Nils WeisenseeNils WeisenseeSeptember 11, 2020