Category North Korea

Study Reveals North Korean Cyber-Espionage Has Reached New Heights

Study reveals North Korean cyber-espionage has reached new heights By David Taylor In New York, www.theguardian.com View Original February 20th, 2018 Spying unit is widening its operations into aerospace and defence industries, according to US security firm Kim Jong-un in Pyongyang. A new report says North Korea’s malware operations have increased in ‘both scope and sophistication’. Photograph: […]

North Korea Poised To Launch Large-Scale Cyber Attack, New Report Says

North Korea poised to launch large-scale cyberattacks, says new report By Anna Fifield, www.washingtonpost.com View Original February 20th, 2018 Employees watch electronic boards to monitor possible ransomware cyberattacks at the Korea Internet and Security Agency in Seoul, South Korea on May 15, 2017.Photo by: Yun Dong-Jin/AP TOKYO — North Korea is quietly expanding both the scope and sophistication […]

U.S. ‘Mulling Cyber Strike Against North Korea’

The comment highlighted in blue below are by/from Col (Ret.) David Maxwell; and, his contact info is at the bottom of this page.  RCP, fortunascorner.com David Maxwell:  Sigh…….Of course this is based on the Foreign Policy magazine article I sent last week at this link  for those who missed this.  http://foreignpolicy.com/2018/02/15/north-korea-intelligence-trump/ U.S. ‘Mulling Cyber Strike Against […]

One Kim to Rule Them All: Everything You Need To Know About The North Korean Threat

Excerpts (But recommend reading the entire article): So, let’s check our condescension at the door. We underestimate the North Korean regime at our peril. The DPRK is very difficult for us to understand, not least because three generations of dictators have so very successfully managed to close the country off from the world. But catastrophic […]

A Former North Korean Cheerleader Describes The ‘Psychological Training’ She Underwent To Get ‘Into The Heart Of The Enemy’

A former North Korean cheerleader describes the ‘psychological training’ she underwent to get ‘into the heart of the enemy’ By Brennan Weiss, www.businessinsider.com View Original February 17th, 2018 A North Korean defector living in South Korea told the BBC what it was like being forced to be part of a cheerleading group organized by the North Korean […]

North Korea Is Not An Intelligence Failure – Modern War Institute

Excerpts: Dr. Mark Lowenthal, a former assistant director of the Central Intelligence Agency, suggests that true intelligence failure is when the intelligence community does not adequately explain to the public its roles and limitations. So as members of the intelligence community, we thought it appropriate to consider the question of intelligence failure and the North […]

Russia By Cyber, North Korea By Nuke: A New Batch Of Grim Warnings From U.S. Intel

Russia by Cyber, North Korea by Nuke: A New Batch of Grim Warnings from US Intel thecipherbrief.com · by | The Cipher Brief Staff · February 14, 2018 Questioning on Russian election interference and how the Trump White House handles staff clearances dominated the worldwide threat hearing Tuesday, as the Senate intelligence committee grilled leaders of the FBI, […]

North Korean Defector Destroys Narrative On Kim Jong Un’s Sister After Media’s Stunning Coverage

​ North Korean Defector Destroys Narrative on Kim Jong Un’s Sister After Media’s Stunning Coverage By Latest, ijr.com View Original February 12th, 2018 The media has given Kim Jong Un’s sister, Kim Yo Jong, plenty of press coverage at the Olympics, even comparing her to Ivanka Trump. Headlines have been written, saying, “Kim Jong Un’s sister is stealing the […]

Watch Your (Bitcoin) Wallets Despite Pyongyang’s Olympic Charm Offensive

Watch your (Bitcoin) Wallets Despite Pyongyang’s Olympic Charm Offensive thecipherbrief.com · by | Levi Maxey · February 13, 2018 Bottom Line: While North Korea has put on a friendly face during the Olympic Games taking place along its southern border, the country’s hackers continue to engage in global cybercrime campaigns that seek to fill the coffers of the ruling […]

North Korea Vows To Step Up Nuclear Posture Against U.S.

http://english.yonhapnews.co.kr/northkorea/2018/02/10/0401000000AEN20180210003200315.html N. Korea vows to step up nuclear posture against U.S. 2018/02/10 15:31 Article View Option SEOUL, Feb. 10 (Yonhap) — North Korea said Saturday that it will further reinforce its nuclear deterrence against the United States in response to Washington’s renewed nuclear commitment to its allies. Pyongyang’s Asia-Pacific Peace Committee, a state agency in […]