October 05, 2022

Cyber

Information related to cyber activities relating to the DPRK

Two South Koreans arrested for helping Pyongyang steal ‘military secrets’

Two South Koreans arrested for helping Pyongyang steal ‘military secrets’

North Korean spy paid the two over $600,000 in bitcoin to hack military command and control systems, police say

Two South Koreans arrested for helping Pyongyang steal ‘military secrets’
What if North Korea’s vessels become significantly harder to track?

What if North Korea’s vessels become significantly harder to track?

China’s data privacy laws and friction with the West may soon make ship tracking information hard to come by in Asia

What if North Korea’s vessels become significantly harder to track?
Ethan Jewell
Ethan Jewell April 29, 2022
Dutch intelligence says North Korea using Netherlands-based servers for hacking

Dutch intelligence says North Korea using Netherlands-based servers for hacking

Agency says DPRK uses The Netherlands’ fast internet to stage targeted attacks on cybersecurity researchers

Dutch intelligence says North Korea using Netherlands-based servers for hacking
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer April 29, 2022
North Korean hackers look to steal tech with military applications: Symantec
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North Korean hackers look to steal tech with military applications: Symantec

Cybersecurity firm says DPRK’s Stonefly group used the powerful Log4j exploit against unnamed engineering firm

North Korean hackers look to steal tech with military applications: Symantec
Ethan Jewell
Ethan Jewell April 29, 2022
US indicts Spanish aristocrat, British crypto expert for aiding North Korea

US indicts Spanish aristocrat, British crypto expert for aiding North Korea

Alejandro Cao de Benos and Christopher Emms allegedly helped American crypto guru Virgil Griffith gain access to DPRK

US indicts Spanish aristocrat, British crypto expert for aiding North Korea
Ethan Jewell
Ethan Jewell April 26, 2022
North Korea moves illicit crypto as authorities struggle to keep up
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North Korea moves illicit crypto as authorities struggle to keep up

DPRK-linked ethereum account moved $100 million within 48 hours of sanctions designation, blockchain analysis shows

North Korea moves illicit crypto as authorities struggle to keep up
Ethan Jewell
Ethan Jewell April 25, 2022
US says it will ‘hunt down’ cybercriminals after $620m DPRK crypto heist

US says it will ‘hunt down’ cybercriminals after $620m DPRK crypto heist

Deputy national security advisor says illicit use of cryptocurrency helps fund North Korean weapons programs

US says it will ‘hunt down’ cybercriminals after $620m DPRK crypto heist
Ethan Jewell
Ethan Jewell | Jeongmin Kim April 20, 2022
North Korean hackers stole $620 million from Pokemon-like blockchain game: FBI
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North Korean hackers stole $620 million from Pokemon-like blockchain game: FBI

Analysis by US authorities points to massive theft of ethereum that likely funds Pyongyang’s weapons programs

North Korean hackers stole $620 million from Pokemon-like blockchain game: FBI
Ethan Jewell
Ethan Jewell April 15, 2022
North Korean hackers could boost country’s space program: US defense department

North Korean hackers could boost country’s space program: US defense department

New US report finds DPRK cyberattacks on aerospace industries could strengthen weapons and space development

North Korean hackers could boost country’s space program: US defense department
Ethan Jewell
Ethan Jewell April 13, 2022
Virgil Griffith, US crypto guru who aided North Korea, sentenced to 5 years

Virgil Griffith, US crypto guru who aided North Korea, sentenced to 5 years

Judge chides Griffith as a wannabe ‘crypto hero’ whose actions seriously undercut US sanctions against North Korea

Virgil Griffith, US crypto guru who aided North Korea, sentenced to 5 years
Ethan Jewell
Ethan Jewell April 13, 2022
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