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June 21, 2024

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Information related to cyber activities relating to the DPRK

North Korean hackers called victims on Whatsapp in bold attack on defense firms

North Korean hackers called victims on Whatsapp in bold attack on defense firms

Lazarus Group spent months on risky social engineering campaign to steal sensitive data, researchers found

North Korean hackers called victims on Whatsapp in bold attack on defense firms
Nils Weisensee
Nils Weisensee August 14, 2020
How sanctions failed to stop North Korea from developing dangerous weapons tech
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How sanctions failed to stop North Korea from developing dangerous weapons tech

An unpublished U.N. report details several key technological developments made by the DPRK in recent years

How sanctions failed to stop North Korea from developing dangerous weapons tech
Ankit Panda
Ankit Panda August 7, 2020
North Korea now using untraceable cryptocurrency for sanctions evasion

North Korea now using untraceable cryptocurrency for sanctions evasion

Cyber groups linked to DPRK hide illicit trade and cash out stolen funds via ‘altcoin’ transfers, Panel of Experts finds

North Korea now using untraceable cryptocurrency for sanctions evasion
Nils Weisensee
Nils Weisensee August 7, 2020
North Korean hackers spent years targeting specific officials: UN report

North Korean hackers spent years targeting specific officials: UN report

Dozens of government accounts received malicious emails this year from cybercrime groups linked to the DPRK

North Korean hackers spent years targeting specific officials: UN report
Nils Weisensee
Nils Weisensee August 7, 2020
North Korea is targeting China with increasingly-aggressive propaganda on Weibo

North Korea is targeting China with increasingly-aggressive propaganda on Weibo

Posts on Weibo's NewDPRK and I Take You to Koryo accounts promote vignettes of Pyongyang life and anti-U.S. sentiment

North Korea is targeting China with increasingly-aggressive propaganda on Weibo
Luz Ding
Luz Ding August 6, 2020
US offers $10 million bounty for info on hackers targeting election systems

US offers $10 million bounty for info on hackers targeting election systems

Reward issued after North Korea threatens interference in American presidential vote

US offers $10 million bounty for info on hackers targeting election systems
Nils Weisensee
Nils Weisensee August 6, 2020
North Korea’s first suspected COVID-19 case sparks joy and censorship in China
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North Korea’s first suspected COVID-19 case sparks joy and censorship in China

Some Chinese netizens are mocking the DPRK on Weibo, while others are suspiciously contributing pro-North narratives

North Korea’s first suspected COVID-19 case sparks joy and censorship in China
John Petrushka
John Petrushka July 31, 2020
North Korea-linked hackers fake prestigious job listings to target victims

North Korea-linked hackers fake prestigious job listings to target victims

Cybersecurity firm McAfee identifies increasingly sophisticated hacking methods and documents linked to Hidden Cobra

North Korea-linked hackers fake prestigious job listings to target victims
Min Chao Choy
Min Chao Choy July 31, 2020
EU rolls out first-ever cyber sanctions against North Korea-linked hacking

EU rolls out first-ever cyber sanctions against North Korea-linked hacking

Chosun Expo was the only DPRK-linked entity named in the new sanctions, which also targeted Russian and Chinese groups

EU rolls out first-ever cyber sanctions against North Korea-linked hacking
Min Chao Choy
Min Chao Choy July 30, 2020
North Korean hackers behind custom ransomware attack targeting wealthy groups

North Korean hackers behind custom ransomware attack targeting wealthy groups

A new report by Kaspersky Labs suggests North Korean hackers are following “big game hunting” hacking trends

North Korean hackers behind custom ransomware attack targeting wealthy groups
Min Chao Choy
Min Chao Choy July 29, 2020
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