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  • Here's How North Korean Hackers Stole Data From Isolated Network Segment

    02/26/2021 6:29:49 PM PST · by bitt · 13 replies
    securityweek.com ^ | 2/25/2021 | ionut
    During an attack on the defense industry, the North Korea-linked threat group known as Lazarus was able to exfiltrate data from a restricted network segment by taking control of a router and setting it up as a proxy server. For initial access, the group used phishing emails featuring COVID-19 themes and containing publicly available personal information of the intended victims. Next, they focused on credential harvesting and lateral movement, including gaining access to and exfiltrating data from restricted network segments. Active since at least 2009, Lazarus has orchestrated multiple high-profile attacks. In 2019, they focused on crypto-currency exchanges, but switched...
  • Russian Diplomats Flee North Korea by Hand-Powered Rail Cart

    02/26/2021 5:33:08 PM PST · by DUMBGRUNT · 33 replies
    WSJ ^ | 26 Feb 2021 | Ann M. Simmons
    —Russian diplomats stuck in North Korea for more than a year due to the coronavirus pandemic embarked this week on a remarkable odyssey to get home, traveling by bus, train—and hand-powered rail cart. For just over a year, the diplomats had been unable to leave North Korea after Pyongyang sealed its borders due to the coronavirus. Deciding to leave on their own, the group traveled 32 hours by train and an additional two hours by bus to reach the North Korean-Russian border. The group of Russians included the embassy’s third secretary, Vladislav Sorokin, and his 3-year-old daughter Varya, who was...
  • Giuliani's business ties create challenge (Chinese organized crime)

    11/26/2007 12:04:27 PM PST · by calcowgirl · 39 replies · 162+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | November 21, 2007 | Andrew Zajac and Evan Osnos
    Nine days after registering his presidential exploratory committee last November, Rudolph Giuliani appeared in Singapore to help a Las Vegas developer make a pitch for a $3.5 billion casino resort. Though the bid ultimately failed, and there was nothing illegal about the involvement, it drew Giuliani into a complex partnership with the family of a controversial Hong Kong billionaire who has ties to the regime of North Korea's Kim Jong Il and has been linked to international organized crime by the U.S. government. ... Giuliani's public involvement in the gaming bid began at a September 2006 news conference in Singapore...
  • North Korean defector describes hellish life inside rogue regime

    09/03/2020 10:41:02 AM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 26 replies
    NyPost.com ^ | 9/3/20 | By Ebony Bowden
    North Korean defector describes hellish life inside rogue regime Growing up in North Korea, Yeonmi Park did not know of the concepts of love or friendship. Everyone was a “comrade” and feelings of adoration were reserved for the rogue regime’s supreme leader alone. Her parents never told her they loved her. It was part of everyday life to see people dying of starvation on the streets and with no electricity, Park’s life was ensconced in total darkness and freezing cold. Park is just one of several hundred North Korean defectors who have escaped to the United States after she and...
  • Kim Jong-un is in coma claims South Korean diplomat as North Korea passes power to Kim Yo-jong

    08/23/2020 1:26:26 PM PDT · by PghBaldy · 86 replies
    Zee News ^ | August 23 | Staff
    New Delhi: Fuelling rumours about the failing health condition of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, a former aide to South Korea’s late president Kim Dae-Jung, Chang Song-min has claimed that Kim is in a coma and that’s why his sister Kim Yo-jong has been given powers. “I assess him to be in a coma, but his life has not ended. A complete succession structure has not been formed, so Kim Yo-jong is being brought to the fore as the vacuum cannot be maintained for a prolonged period,” Chang said in an interview according to a report by South Korean media.
  • North Korea to deploy troops to demilitarized areas, restart drills

    06/16/2020 7:31:23 PM PDT · by RomanSoldier19 · 9 replies
    upi ^ | JUNE 16, 2020 / 9:59 PM | ByThomas Maresca
    North Korea announced Wednesday it would deploy troops to the Kaesong Industrial Zone and Mt. Kumgang tourist area, locations that were once the sites of joint economic ventures with South Korea, as Pyongyang continued to ratchet up tensions a day after it demolished an inter-Korean liaison office. The North will also reinstall guard posts that had been removed from the Demilitarized Zone and conduct military drills in border areas, according to a statement by a spokesman for the General Staff of the Korean People's Army "Civil police posts that had been withdrawn from the Demilitarized Zone under the north-south agreement...
  • N Korea blows up S Korea liaison center

    06/16/2020 12:48:25 AM PDT · by FRinCanada2 · 21 replies
    Breaking
  • North Korea Blows Up Diplomatic Building

    06/16/2020 12:29:05 AM PDT · by Oscar in Batangas · 16 replies
    Agenda free TV ^ | today | Agenda Free TV
    Just announced just live The Border post where N & S Korea held their liaison meetings Kaesong
  • What No One Realizes About Kim Jong-un's Sister Kim Yo-jong

    05/05/2020 5:26:16 PM PDT · by DannyTN · 29 replies
    Youtube the Talko ^ | Apr 28, 2020 | TheTalko
    Video at link. (11 minutes) Interesting review of what is known about Kim Yo-jong.
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Tuesday 12/31/2019 Newsdump New Year's Eve

    12/31/2019 6:00:36 PM PST · by Nextrush · 5 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 12/31/2019 | Nextrush/Self
    Kim Jong-un speaks saying "the world will witness a new strategic weapon' from North Korea 'in the near future' more later on.... Part of the alert brigade of the 82nd Airborne Division deploying to Kuwait tonight, some 750 US soldiers. More to follow in the coming days..... This after thousands of protesters in Iraq attacking and some entering the US Embassy grounds in Baghdad forcing US forces to disperse them with tear gas today. The protesters angered by the US air strikes in Iraq and Syria Sunday against an Iranian backed militia group.... Chelsea Manning, who gave Wikileaks documents on...
  • Signs From North Korea Only Raise More Questions About Absent Kim Jong Un

    04/29/2020 1:56:52 PM PDT · by Bon mots · 7 replies
    US News ^ | April 29, 2020, at 8:09 a.m. | Paul D. Shinkman
    President Donald Trump has said he knows something of the North Korean leader’s condition – but he won’t disclose it. NORTH KOREA THIS WEEK provided halting signs that leader Kim Jong Un remains in power and control as sensational reports circulated unabated across the world claiming he is grievously ill or perhaps even dead. Though their significance is disputed, a series of dispatches were reportedly issued in Kim's name to Syria, Cuba and South Africa as well as a letter of praise for local workers. But, as is historically the case when issues arise about its leader's fitness, signals from...
  • N. Korean leader's grandson to study in Bosnia: Reports

    09/29/2011 3:36:30 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 5 replies
    Asia One ^ | 09/29/11
    N. Korean leader's grandson to study in Bosnia: Reports The Korea Herald/Asia News Network Thursday, Sep 29, 2011 A grandson of North Korean leader Kim Jong-Il has enrolled in an international college in Bosnia, local papers reported on Wednesday. The 16-year-old Kim Han-sol, son of the North Korean leader's oldest son Kim Jong-nam (right), is on a list of 72 sixth-year students of the United World Colleges' (UWC)'s local branch located in the southern town of Mostar, according to the Vecernji List. The UWC is a network of colleges throughout the world promoting international and intercultural understanding. It is attended...
  • N. Korea leadership contingency plan would transfer power to Kim Jong-un's sister: Yomiuri Shimbun

    It was speculated North Korea's leader was in "grave danger" following heart surgery. Seoul's top office reaffirmed they weren't aware of anything out of the ordinary with Kim Jong-un's health. But a new report out of Japan claims the regime has been preparing a contingency plan for a leadership succession since late last year. Hong Yoo has the full story. Kim Jong-un's lack of recent public appearances, and the speculation surrounding his well-being, has raised the question of 'who will be the next in charge?'. The spotlight is now on Kim Jong-un's sister, Kim Yo-jong. .....
  • John McAfee: 'Iran hacked the DNC, and North Korea hacked DYN'

    10/22/2016 12:43:53 PM PDT · by Az Joe · 43 replies
    CSO ^ | October 21, 2016 | CSO
    "John McAfee -- in an email exchange and follow up phone call just moments ago -- said sources within the Dark Web suggest it was Iran, and he absolutely agrees. While Russian hackers get more media attention nowadays, Iranian hackers have had their share. "
  • North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has heart surgery.. Speculation about health builds after Kim misses key event honouring country’s founder, Kim Il-sung

    04/20/2020 10:24:43 PM PDT · by SarsTheCars · 31 replies
    The Guardian ^ | April 20th, 2020 | Justin McCurry
    Speculation about health builds after Kim misses key event honouring country’s founder, Kim Il-sung... Kim Jong-un underwent heart surgery earlier this month and is recovering at his private villa, according to a South Korean report, with US media citing officials as saying the North Korean leader was in “grave danger” after the procedure. If accurate, the surgery claim, made by the Daily NK website, would explain Kim’s absence from an event to mark the anniversary of the birth of his grandfather – and the country’s founder – Kim Il-sung. Kim Jong-un underwent the procedure at a hospital in the county...
  • South Korean currency tumbles as unconfirmed report indicates that North Korea’s Kim Jong Un is seriously ill

    04/20/2020 9:00:16 PM PDT · by be-baw · 43 replies
    CNBC ^ | April 20, 2020 | Eustance Huang
    KEY POINTS The Korean won weakened sharply on Tuesday against the dollar on unconfirmed reports that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is seriously ill. As of 0239 GMT Tuesday, the Korean won fell 1.54% to trade at 1,239.35 per dollar. The moves came after CNN reported Tuesday, citing an unnamed U.S. official with direct knowledge, that Washington is “monitoring intelligence” that Kim is in “grave danger after a surgery.”
  • North Korean leader in grave danger after surgery

    04/20/2020 6:51:52 PM PDT · by gandalftb · 193 replies
    CNN ^ | 4/20/20 | Jim Sciutto
    The US is monitoring intelligence that North Korea's leader, Kim Jong Un, is in grave danger after a surgery, according to a US official with direct knowledge.
  • Foreign powers test US defenses amid coronavirus pandemic

    04/19/2020 10:05:09 PM PDT · by robowombat · 18 replies
    The Hill ^ | 4/19/20 08:00 AM EDT | ELLEN MITCHELL
    Foreign powers test US defenses amid coronavirus pandemic BY ELLEN MITCHELL - 04/19/20 08:00 AM EDT U.S. adversaries are probing America's defenses as the world is preoccupied with the fight against the coronavirus pandemic. In the past two weeks, Russia, China, Iran and North Korea have all moved to test Washington in the sea, in the air and on land as U.S. forces have become more restricted in movement amid concerns over the spread of COVID-19. “Exactly how distracted is the U.S. military? They want to know,” said Susanna Blume, the director of the defense program at the Center for...
  • Iraq WMD's found in Three Syria Sites

    11/03/2005 5:42:44 PM PST · by alienken · 37 replies · 3,462+ views
    Sadam of Iraq vs Asad of Syria ^ | Posted Nov. 3, 2005 | Nizar Nayuf
    A senior Syrian journalist reports Iraq WMD located in three Syrian sites 06 January, 2004 AFP Nizar Nayuf (Nayyouf-Nayyuf), a Syrian journalist who recently defected from Syria to Western Europe and is known for bravely challenging the Syrian regime, said in a letter Monday, January 5, to Dutch newspaper “De Telegraaf,” that he knows the three sites where Iraq's Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) are kept. The storage places are: click for images of Iraq's WMD location in Syria -1- Tunnels dug under the town of al-Baida near the city of Hama in northern Syria. These tunnels are an integral...
  • N. Korea: The Latest Kim Jong-il Sighting(photos)

    05/03/2010 7:59:13 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 33 replies · 990+ views
    Chosun Ilbo ^ | 05/03/10
    The Latest Kim Jong-il Sighting