October 02, 2022

Cyber

Information related to cyber activities relating to the DPRK

North Korean hackers steal ex-intelligence official’s emails in malware attack

North Korean hackers steal ex-intelligence official’s emails in malware attack

DPRK-linked ScarCruft group sends novel malware to journalist after gaining access to former director’s emails

North Korean hackers steal ex-intelligence official’s emails in malware attack
Nils Weisensee
Nils Weisensee April 1, 2022
North Korean IT workers active in Equatorial Guinea despite 2019 ban: UN report

North Korean IT workers active in Equatorial Guinea despite 2019 ban: UN report

13 workers reportedly arrived from 2018-2019, after country said it repatriated DPRK laborers in line with UN sanctions

North Korean IT workers active in Equatorial Guinea despite 2019 ban: UN report
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer March 29, 2022
North Korean hackers exploit vulnerability in Google Chrome to spread malware
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North Korean hackers exploit vulnerability in Google Chrome to spread malware

Google analysts say two Pyongyang-backed cyber groups behind attacks against media, IT, fintech and other industries

North Korean hackers exploit vulnerability in Google Chrome to spread malware
Ethan Jewell
Ethan Jewell March 25, 2022
South Korea raises cyber alert levels citing North Korean threats

South Korea raises cyber alert levels citing North Korean threats

Defense ministry points to concerns about Russia and DPRK, while spy agency notes risks due to presidential transition

South Korea raises cyber alert levels citing North Korean threats
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim March 21, 2022
How global pressure on Russia could impact the North Korea sanctions regime
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How global pressure on Russia could impact the North Korea sanctions regime

Moscow could withdraw support for the UN Panel of Experts on the DPRK and block new Security Council designations

How global pressure on Russia could impact the North Korea sanctions regime
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll March 11, 2022
US crypto researcher who aided DPRK says he acted ‘in the interest of peace’

US crypto researcher who aided DPRK says he acted ‘in the interest of peace’

Lawyers for Virgil Griffith say he had borderline ‘obsession’ with DPRK as they petition for lenient sentence

US crypto researcher who aided DPRK says he acted ‘in the interest of peace’
Ethan Jewell
Ethan Jewell March 8, 2022
US Senators call for greater cryptocurrency regulation against ‘rogue’ states

US Senators call for greater cryptocurrency regulation against ‘rogue’ states

Move reflects Washington’s growing ‘appetite’ to wrangle in novel fintech exploited by DPRK, expert says

US Senators call for greater cryptocurrency regulation against ‘rogue’ states
Ethan Jewell
Ethan Jewell March 4, 2022
North Korea in February 2022: A month in review and what’s ahead
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North Korea in February 2022: A month in review and what’s ahead

An analytical look at the main developments from February 1, 2022 to February 28, 2022

North Korea in February 2022: A month in review and what’s ahead
NK Pro
NK Pro March 3, 2022
Justice Department scraps Trump-era China program, expands focus to North Korea

Justice Department scraps Trump-era China program, expands focus to North Korea

US prosecutor says new policy will target DPRK cyber threats and ‘nefarious activity’ by ‘hostile’ states

Justice Department scraps Trump-era China program, expands focus to North Korea
Ethan Jewell
Ethan Jewell February 24, 2022
US appoints first cryptocurrency crime czar as North Korean cybertheft ramps up

US appoints first cryptocurrency crime czar as North Korean cybertheft ramps up

Washington on the right track but it’s unlikely able to reclaim stolen crypto from DPRK-linked groups, experts say

US appoints first cryptocurrency crime czar as North Korean cybertheft ramps up
Ethan Jewell
Ethan Jewell February 18, 2022
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