A North Korea hacking team used Google Play Store apps with malware to track, threaten, and blackmail people who escaped from the authoritarian country. The defectors were invited to download the seemingly innocent apps through Facebook.
Security May 20, 2018
New information about the Hawaiian false missile alert has surfaced. The worker who sent out the alert thought that there was an imminent attack on the state.
Viral January 30, 2018
Japan faced a false alarm announcing that a missile strike was imminent. While it wasn't from the government like the Hawaii incident, the alert came through a public broadcaster.
Defense January 16, 2018
Authorities suspect North Korea is involved in the latest cyber attack incident. Hackers targeted a South Korean cryptocurrency exchange company named Youbit, which filed for bankruptcy after the attack.
Business Tech December 22, 2017
Twitter has confirmed that President Donald Trump’s comments about North Korea, which has caused Trump to be accused of declaring a war against the country, will not be removed. Twitter said the post doesn’t violate its rules, highlighting its newsworthiness.
Internet September 26, 2017
Elon Musk has now warned us about AI, saying it poses more danger than North Korea. The multitasking entrepreneur now calls for some type of regulation amid the increasing plight of AI.
Apps/Software August 14, 2017
The WannaCry ransomware has been linked to North Korea due to a technical clue found in its code. Is North Korea really behind the global cyberattack that has infected more than 300,000 computers across 150 countries?
Security May 16, 2017
North Korea’s reported missile test failed early on Saturday. With certain countries having access to nuclear weapons, what are the threats that come with nuclear weaponry?
Defense April 30, 2017
Investigators are probing a potential North Korea link to the $81 million Bangladesh bank heist. This is due to similarities in the code used in the online heist and in an earlier Sony Pictures hack.
Business Tech March 24, 2017
Using radiocarbon measurements, scientists have traced the date when the Changbaishan volcano in East Asia erupted. The research also debunks the theory that the eruption contributed to the collapse of the Bohai kingdom.
Earth/Environment January 31, 2017
North Korea's tech ambition has recently been exposed after its Android tablet got leaked by researchers for the Chaos Communication Congress last Dec. 27. The secretive state has stripped the device with connectivity modules but included features and technologies, which sources have dismissed as bloatwares.
Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech December 31, 2016
GitHub got wind of all the websites that are available to North Korean internet users, and they are unsurprisingly few. The secrecy curtain got pulled up because of a human error in handling the nation’s DNS.
Internet September 21, 2016
North Korea is refusing to give its athletes the Galaxy S7 edge Olympic Games Edition smartphones, which Samsung gifted to all delegations. Neither Samsung nor the Olympic Committee of the dictatorship have made any comments on the incident.
Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech August 13, 2016
Although North Korea is bogged down with aging Soviet jets and tanks in terms of its ground game, it appears to be making strides on the Internet.
Security May 10, 2016
North Korea announced on April 24 the successful launch of its submarine ballistic missile test under the watch of Kim Jong-un. From the looks of it, the United Nations will not take North Korean nuclear tests and related activities lightly.
Life & Style April 25, 2016
Recent activities surrounding North Korea's sleeping yet dangerous volcano Mt. Paektu have been noted. Will it erupt anytime soon?
Animals April 19, 2016
South Korean seismologists warned that the nuclear tests of North Korea could incite the eruption of Mount Paektu. Nuclear explosions, they said, could overpressure the magma chamber of the volcano.
Earth/Environment February 20, 2016
North Korea's Kwangmyongsong-4 satellite is tumbling in orbit rendering it useless. But North Korea considers the launch successful as they were able to get their payload in orbit.
Space February 9, 2016
A North Korean satellite was detected flying over Levi's Stadium about an hour after Super Bowl 50 ended on Sunday. Reports said the orbital probe was the newest of the Kwangmyongsong, or Shining Star, satellites that Pyongyang launched for use in weather forecasting and land mapping.
Space February 8, 2016
North Korea claimed that it has successfully detonated its first hydrogen bomb, which is measured to be 100 times more powerful than the atomic bomb that brought Hiroshima to ruins in 1945.
Society January 7, 2016
A recent report highlights the features - and oppressiveness - of the North Korean-built operating system, Red Star OS. Notably, the operating system is designed to track users at all times.
Apps/Software December 28, 2015
North Korea announced that it will be setting its clock back 30 minutes, effectively establishing a time zone all its own.
Society August 10, 2015
The Sony Pictures hack may have happened last year, but the consequences reverberate well into the future, as WikiLeaks puts the firm's business files into the public domain.
Internet June 20, 2015
Is the Kumdang-2 vaccine the answer to AIDS, Ebola, MERS, cancer and other diseases? That is the claim of North Korea.
Life June 20, 2015
The Sunni Muslim extremist group may be a threat, but cyberattacks are even more dangerous, according to the top intelligence official in the country.
Internet February 27, 2015
One of Hollywood’s most powerful female executives is about to leave her post in April but will remain in a lucrative working relationship with Sony for the next four years.
Business February 6, 2015
The National Security Agency started tapping into the computer system of North Korea in 2010. The information formed the piece of evidence that explains why the Obama administration was convinced Pyongyang should be blamed for the Sony attacks.
Internet January 19, 2015
If Kim Jong Un directed 'The Interview', it would look like this.
Movies/TV Shows January 11, 2015
A cyber security bill, which has been shot down in the Senate for having the potential to become a privacy disaster, is on the way to recovery, and we have the Sony Pictures hack to thank for it.
Society January 10, 2015
NSA Director Michael Rogers calls for a more vigorous response to cyber attacks, while urging private companies to share more information with the government.
Internet January 9, 2015
The FBI formally cited North Korea as responsible for the Sony hack scandal, but experts continue to differ on whether or not Kim Jong Un's government was behind the attack. Attorney and crime expert Arkady Bukh weighs in on the controversy.
Feature January 7, 2015
Think no one in North Korea will ever get to watch 'The Interview'? Think again. A defector-turned-activist has an ambitious plan to smuggle in thousands of copies of the movie by balloons. Yes, balloons.
Movies/TV Shows January 2, 2015
Sony Pictures announced that the controversial movie The Interview will soon be available through cable and satellite TV, completing the company's home distribution plans for the film.
Internet January 2, 2015
New data from security firm Norse Corp. suggest that the Sony Pictures hacking may have been waged by an insider. However, the FBI is unwavering in its theory that North Korea is the culprit.
Society December 31, 2014
The year 2014 has been a big year in tech, with a number of great new products, huge hacks and interesting debates. Here are three of the biggest headlines from 2014.
Business Tech December 30, 2014
Investigators in the U.S. are of the opinion that North Korea hired hackers to wage the recent cyberattack on Sony Pictures. An official has let on that the cyberattack was likely "contracted out" to people outside North Korea.
Internet December 30, 2014
Both Russia and China have come out in support of North Korea after the country was implicated by the United States in the hacking assault on Sony Pictures Entertainment.
Internet Culture December 27, 2014
It's back to square one for all the armchair investigators trying to figure out who was behind the massive Sony hack.
Internet December 27, 2014
As North Korea struggles to recover from attacks that took down its Internet, speculations run rampant that it was the United States behind the cyberattack. However, a popular hacking group has claimed that it was responsible.
Business December 26, 2014
North Korea's entire Internet infrastructure goes down in a DDoS attack. Could it have been the work of the U.S. government or hackers pissed off for not being able to watch 'The Interview'?
Internet December 24, 2014
Ready to get your evil dictator on? A new video game looking for supporters on Kickstarter is ready to put you in the running-and-gunning shoes of Kim Jong Un as he defeats North Korea's enemies.
Geek December 23, 2014
Despite denying its involvement in the Sony attack and calling for a 'joint investigation,' North Korea puts its own foot in its mouth with a threat to 'blow up' America.
Society December 23, 2014
There is a lot of anger towards the censorship of 'The Interview.' Luckily, the Internet is here to facilitate our hatred.
Internet Culture December 22, 2014
Slowing to a crawl and then reporting no network activity, North Korea's Internet access has been rocked Monday by what appears to be a massive distributed denial of service attack. The Internet blackout comes a day after President Barack Obama promised proportional retaliation for the attacks on Sony Pictures Entertainment.
Internet December 22, 2014
Mike Myers reprises Dr. Evil to make fun of the recent Sony Pictures and North Korea hacking incident, which led the former to cancel the screening of The Interview. Dr. Evil took jabs at the issue in a comic sketch on NBC's Saturday Night Live.
Society December 22, 2014