December 03, 2022

Cyber

Information related to cyber activities relating to the DPRK

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
North Korean hackers spread malware-laced crypto wallet, security firm says
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North Korean hackers spread malware-laced crypto wallet, security firm says

DPRK-backed Lazarus Group increasingly taking advantage of ‘revolutionary’ new fintech, experts tell NK Pro

North Korean hackers spread malware-laced crypto wallet, security firm says
Ethan Jewell
Ethan Jewell April 1, 2022
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
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