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Sanctions, Cyber, and Crypto: How Pyongyang Can Exploit the War in Ukraine
July 27, 2022

Sanctions, Cyber, and Crypto: How Pyongyang Can Exploit the War in Ukraine

By Jason Bartlett
North Korea now joins Russia and Syria in recognizing two Moscow-backed breakaway states in eastern Ukraine. That could provide a new foothold for sanctions evasion and cybercrime.

Pyongyang Pays South Korean Citizens in Crypto to Sell Military Secrets
May 09, 2022

Pyongyang Pays South Korean Citizens in Crypto to Sell Military Secrets

By Jason Bartlett
Cryptocurrency is not only a financial asset to steal and launder, but also a lucrative tool to help fund global espionage and recruit foreign agents.
North Korea’s Crypto Operations Are Supporting Its Nuclear Program
April 20, 2022

North Korea’s Crypto Operations Are Supporting Its Nuclear Program

By Chetan Peddada
North Korea sees cryptocurrency as a lifeline amid pandemic-induced devastation to its regular economy.

How North Korea Might Exploit New Video Games for Crypto
January 21, 2022

How North Korea Might Exploit New Video Games for Crypto

By Jason Bartlett
North Korean hackers are likely to include new play-to-earn (P2E) crypto games within their illicit cyber-enabled financial schemes.

US Citizen Helped North Korea Evade Sanctions Through Blockchain
September 28, 2021

US Citizen Helped North Korea Evade Sanctions Through Blockchain

By Jason Bartlett
Virgil Griffith pled guilty to providing technical advice to North Korea on using cryptocurrency and blockchain technology to evade sanctions.

A Closer Look at North Korea’s Virtual Currency Ambitions
April 29, 2019

A Closer Look at North Korea’s Virtual Currency Ambitions

By Tae-jun Kang
North Korea is signalling increased interest in digital currencies, possibly as a way to help avoid sanctions.

How Far Has North Korea Come With Cryptocurrency?
September 07, 2018

How Far Has North Korea Come With Cryptocurrency?

By Tae-jun Kang
The idea seems far-fetched, but Pyongyang is actively trying to advance the necessary technology.
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