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Foreign books, broadcasts, CDs and DVDs are forbidden in North Korea, and ordinary citizens caught with any of this material face severe penalties. Approved TVs and radios are set to receive only official channels, and the country’s 3 million computers are restricted to the elite. There is effectively no internet and the closed intranet is […]
While North Korea’s theme parks may be brightly lit, its people live in pitch darkness Smart TVs, coffee makers, irons, game consoles, refrigerators, vacuum cleaners: these products are some of the household appliances found in every South Korean home. Without electricity, however, these appliances are useless. In North Korea, the electricity supply is never reliable. […]
On 26th March 14.50 KST, specialist sites on North Korea such as Free NK Radio, NK Intellectuals Solidarity and Daily NK went down. It appears that they have suffered from a series of hacking attempts. This follows in the wake of major South Korean media sites having been hacked by an unknown source. Last month, […]
The recent computer attacks on South Korea’s banks and media organizations have pushed the possibilities of North Korean hacking into the news. In this piece, we draw from our sources within North Korea to present a summary of one North Korean hacking export in particular: the ‘JML’ virus. The ‘JML’ Virus One of the first […]
Two anti-American video clips, which appear to praise North Korea’s militaristic ideology, were uploaded in the period leading up to, and following, North Korea’s third nuclear test. Not only do the two clips have in common an awkward production quality; both employ content that has been stolen from US video games. Despite what this latter […]