Over the next three months the Covid19 virus may cause dramatic changes on the international scene that will impact decision-making in government and industry. We have no special insights into what they could be, but through thirty years of close observations of national security topics we can say this, we should be prepared for surprises. The impact of surprises can be mitigated by collecting information, and that collection can be optimized by starting with good questions.
According to South Korea’s military, North Korea fired two unidentified short-range projectiles from a coastal area into waters in between the Korean Peninsula and Japan at 12:37 p.m. Korea time. The unidentified objects are estimated to have a flight distance of 240 kilometers and an altitude of 35 kilometers. According
On Friday, South Korea reported more virus cases that prompted a larger response, the creation of a “special management zone” around the southeastern city of Daegu in which the epidemic threatens to overwhelm the region’s health system. Health officials reported 52 new cases of the illness, raising the country’s overall
North Korea has reportedly expanded its use of the internet to enable Kim Jon-un to evade American sanctions and promote new forms of cybercrime. A study that has investigated North Korea’s internet use since 2017 suggested that since America introduced “maximum pressure” sanctions to the country, North Korea’s use of
A new report published by the firm Recorded Future has illuminated how North Korea’s authorities are changing how it uses the Internet. In recent years, its use of the internet has evolved into a professional tool used by the country’s leaders to generate revenue and evade international sanctions, as well
Analysts warn that the fragile diplomatic relations between the United States and North Korea could be damaged as a result of the recent US drone strike that killed Iranian military commander Maj. Gen. Qassim Suleimani. While the North Korean government didn’t officially denounce the strike, its national new agency reported
On December 18, Microsoft filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia against the North Korean cyber espionage and hacking group Thallium. The lawsuit claims that the group broke into Microsoft customers’ accounts via spear-phishing attacks with the goal of obtaining sensitive user information.
Analysts at SentinelLabs claim to have found some of the first evidence that links the crimeware organization TrickBot and Lazarus group. Lazarus group is the cyberwarfare division of the North Korean military’s Reconnaissance General Bureau. TrickBot debuted as a banking malware in the fall of 2016 and has since evolved
On Sunday, North Korea announced that they had carried out a test at its long-range rocket site. The site was previously dismantled at the commencement of denuclearization talks with the US but has since been rebuilt by Chinese military forces. The announcement of the missile test follows North Korea’s previous
Security researchers have reported a new macOS malware that traces back to the malicious North Korean hacking group Lazarus. The threat has a low detection rate and is capable of retrieving a payload from a remote location. Malware researcher Dinesh Devadoss provided a hash for the malware sample that had