08 Aug 2022

North Korea Tries Ransomware… Again

The Department of Homeland Security recently published a joint advisory along with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Department of Treasury on suspected North Korean state-sponsored ransomware campaign implementing the Maui malware. The campaign has been targeting healthcare-related organizations for the purposes of coercing compromised victims into paying ransoms.  These operations have successfully disrupted some important healthcare functionality such as access to health records and imagining services.

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12 Mar 2022

What The C-Suite Needs To Know About The Annual Threat Assessment of the US Intelligence Community

Every year the US intelligence community produces a succinct report designed to provide a high level overview of threats. This is issued to coincide with testimony by the Director of National Intelligence and the biggest agencies of the IC, CIA, DIA, NSA and FBI.

This year’s report follows a theme that the world is growing in complexity and uncertainty. This complexity and uncertainty occurs in an interconnected world where great power competition is clearly underway.

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16 Sep 2019

U.S. imposes sanctions on North Korean hackers accused in Sony attack, dozens of other incidents

The U.S. Department of Treasury imposed sanctions on three North Korean hacking groups controlled by the state’s primary intelligence agency, the Reconnaissance General Bureau. Officials claim the Lazarus Group, Bluenoroff, and Andariel used ransomware and attacks on banks, ATM networks, gambling sites, online casinos, and cryptocurrency exchanges to fund Pyongyang’s

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13 Sep 2019

North Korean hackers target U.S. entities amid stalled denuclearization talks

Prevailion, a Maryland-based cybersecurity firm, has identified a hacking group with ties to North Korea targeting U.S. entities that discuss nuclear deterrence, North Korea’s nuclear submarine program, and economic sanctions on the North Korean regime. The hacking group has started placing its malware in obscure file formats, namely Kodak FlashPix

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24 Apr 2019

OODA Research Report – The DPRK Threat

OODA has released the next report in our threat briefing series, this on focused on the country of North Korea.

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06 Dec 2016

US Foreign Policy: A Strategic Approach towards China Concerning the DPRK

Last week, a task force assembled by the Council on Foreign Affairs released a report on the current North Korea situation facing the U.S. and its regional allies. The report was conducted following the regime’s unprecedented number of ballistic and nuclear grade missile testing within a single year and its leader’s increasingly

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01 Feb 2014

Military and Security Developments Involving the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea 2012

The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) remains one of the United States’ most critical security challenges in Northeast Asia. North Korea remains a security threat because of its willingness to undertake provocative and destabilizing behavior , including attacks on the Republic of Korea (ROK), its pursuit of nuclear weapons

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