May 19, 2024

Cyber

Information related to cyber activities relating to the DPRK

New cyberattack targets North Korean foreign ministry; attribution unclear
NK PRO

New cyberattack targets North Korean foreign ministry; attribution unclear

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

New cyberattack targets North Korean foreign ministry; attribution unclear
Nils Weisensee
Nils Weisensee February 2, 2022
North Korean malware uses new trick to avoid analysis and detection
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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

North Korean malware uses new trick to avoid analysis and detection
Nils Weisensee
Nils Weisensee January 28, 2022
North Korea defends against third wave of cyberattacks
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North Korea defends against third wave of cyberattacks

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

North Korea defends against third wave of cyberattacks
Nils Weisensee
Nils Weisensee January 28, 2022
US lawmakers take aim at North Korean cryptocurrency laundering

US lawmakers take aim at North Korean cryptocurrency laundering

Proposed bill calls for ‘modernizing’ tools to combat new innovations in money laundering operations

US lawmakers take aim at North Korean cryptocurrency laundering
Ethan Jewell
Ethan Jewell January 26, 2022
DDOS attack cuts off North Korea’s internet after fifth missile test
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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

DDOS attack cuts off North Korea’s internet after fifth missile test
Nils Weisensee
Nils Weisensee January 26, 2022
North Korea stole $400 million worth of cryptocurrency in 2021: Report
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North Korea stole $400 million worth of cryptocurrency in 2021: Report

DPRK hackers increasingly target ethereum over bitcoin, while bouncing funds between wallets to throw off authorities

North Korea stole $400 million worth of cryptocurrency in 2021: Report
Ethan Jewell
Ethan Jewell January 14, 2022
North Korea kicked off internet by suspected DDOS attack

North Korea kicked off internet by suspected DDOS attack

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

North Korea kicked off internet by suspected DDOS attack
Nils Weisensee
Nils Weisensee January 14, 2022
Destruction, theft, espionage: Ten years of cyber warfare under Kim Jong Un
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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

Destruction, theft, espionage: Ten years of cyber warfare under Kim Jong Un
Nils Weisensee
Nils Weisensee January 6, 2022
North Korea hackers weaponize holiday cheer in latest cyberattack against Russia
NK PRO

North Korea hackers weaponize holiday cheer in latest cyberattack against Russia

Spear-phishing attack disguised as New Year’s greeting targeted diplomats, using modified version of Konni malware

North Korea hackers weaponize holiday cheer in latest cyberattack against Russia
Ethan Jewell
Ethan Jewell January 4, 2022
What to expect from the planned US black hat intelligence center in South Korea
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What to expect from the planned US black hat intelligence center in South Korea

Details are short on $149 million project, but it is likely to focus on opposing North Korean threats in cyberspace

What to expect from the planned US black hat intelligence center in South Korea
Nick Miller
Nick Miller December 29, 2021
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