North Korea

  • North Korea On Sony Hack: It Wasn’t Us

    North Korea On Sony Hack: It Wasn’t Us

    Here is the latest twist in the ongoing Sony hacking story: after the FBI alleged that North Korea was indeed behind the attack on Sony, North Korea today categorically denied having anything to do with it. According to a BBC report, North Korea’s foreign ministry went as far threatening “grave consequences” and demandingĀ a joint investigation into the allegations. North… Read More

  • After Sony, Every Startup Should Prepare For War

    After Sony, Every Startup Should Prepare For War

    The battle between Sony and what the FBI believes are North Korean hackers may be at its end, but the war for the security of the enterprise is just getting started. Companies have been rapidly transitioning their legacy systems to modern IT technology like cloud services, hoping to save money and improve performance in an increasingly competitive world. And while security has always been one… Read More

  • The FBI Blames North Korea For Sony Hack

    The FBI Blames North Korea For Sony Hack

    The FBI has officially put the blame on the North Korean government for the Sony Pictures Entertainment hack which resulted in the theft of mass amounts of personal and commercial data, as well as the shut down of Sony Pictures work computers. A group calling itself the “Guardians of Peace” had claimed responsibility. In the FBI’s full official statement, which is now… Read More

  • US Officials Believe North Korea Was Involved In Sony Hacks

    US Officials Believe North Korea Was Involved In Sony Hacks

    U.S. officials say they believe that North Korea’s government was involved in the large-scale hack of Sony servers, which led to the leak of troves of Sony data from emails to unreleased projects, according to the NYT. Federal cyber-security sources say that there is evidence indicating that the hack was routed through computers in Singapore, Thailand, Italy, Bolivia and Cyprus, ABC reports. Read More

  • North Korea Cuts Off 3G Access For Foreign Visitors Just Weeks After Allowing It

    North Korea Cuts Off 3G Access For Foreign Visitors Just Weeks After Allowing It

    Just weeks after first allowing foreign visitors to access 3G networks, North Korea has reportedly cut off mobile Internet service for short-term tourists, reports North Korea Tech (h/t Tech In Asia), which spotted a notice on Koryo Tours’ Web site. The Beijing-based company, which specializes in arranging tours to North Korea, said: “3G access is no longer available for tourists… Read More

  • North Korea Steals Stirring Blast Footage From Activision’s Modern Warfare 3

    If you watch one paranoid fever dream video of a missle-blown New York set to a Muzak version of “We Are The World,” make it this one. While the prospect of mass nuclear annihilation isn’t funny, what is funny is this video from the official North Korean propaganda corps that shows a sleeping NK citizen dreaming of Glorious Missiles Of The Fatherland winging their way to New… Read More

  • With The Help Of Citizen Cartographers, Google Launches More Detailed Map Of North Korea

    With The Help Of Citizen Cartographers, Google Launches More Detailed Map Of North Korea

    Google Maps is not only a strong product, it’s a strong platform. With its Map Maker tool, people from around the world can participate in making Google’s maps more detailed, accurate and up-to-date. This is exactly what happened for North Korea’s maps, Google announced today. Google’s Senior Product Manager of Map Maker, Jayanth Mysore, discussed what went into these… Read More

  • SPONSORED: North Korea Is Asia’s New Startup Hot Spot

    SPONSORED: North Korea Is Asia’s New Startup Hot Spot

    The old, Imperialist centers for entrepreneurial excellence have been eclipsed by the great and glorious Democratic People’s Republic of North Korea, the world’s new and preeminent location for start-ups. Read More

  • North Korea Is Allegedly Building Its Own Tablet, The Samjiyeon

    North Korea Is Allegedly Building Its Own Tablet, The Samjiyeon

    We’ve heard previous reports that North Korea was building their own PCs, but a more recent report out of the South Korean Dong-a Ilbo newspaper suggests that a tablet may also be in the works. It’s unclear whether or not the tablet was made in North Korea or in China, though previous reports of a North Korean tablet demoed at the Pyongyang International Trade Fair were said to… Read More

  • North Koreans Have a GPS Jammer

    North Korea is apparently active jamming GPS signals using truck-mounted systems that overrun signals coming from Russian tracking satellites. South Korea is unable to pinpoint the locations of these jammers because the Army runs them for about ten minutes at a time and then moves them. Read More

  • Sign Of The Apocalypse? North Korea Has A Twitter & YouTube Accounts

    North Korea, now embracing social networking. That is quite literally the last place on Earth I’d think would debase itself by tweeting what it are for breakfast, but here we are. Well, to be fair to the North Koreans, they’re tweeting things that are far more sinister than “just ate an egg sandwich, was only okay.” No, it’s things that threaten the existence of… Read More

  • South Korea sets armed sentry robots on the North/South border

    South Korea has deployed two robots along the North/South border that can sense heat and motion and, when identified, can attack enemies with a gun or “40mm automatic grenade launcher.” Umm. Scary? Read More

  • North Korea: The new outsourcing capital?

    Is North Korea the next Silicon Valley? PC World seems to think so, with a story that explains how the country is the new hotspot for outsourcing (among other IT initiatives). Apparently North Korea is the pound-for-pound best place for IT talent in the world. That is, you won’t find a country with a better, more educated collection of computer programmers and engineers, software… Read More

  • North Korea develops its own Linux distro called Red Star OS

    If you guys weren’t terrified of North Korea by now, here’s more evidence that the country is absolutely nuts: they’ve developed their own Linux distribution! It’s called Red Star OS, and we can thank a Russian student for unearthing it for us. I now fully expect to see knee-jerk reactions like, “Down with Linux!” even though that makes no sense at all. Read More

  • PCs used in cyberwar attack now beginning to self-destruct

    Do you have North Korean Cyberwar Blues? The latest news is that, though the “attack” seems to be waning, the Evil Doers have one more trick up their sleeve: they’re going to delete all your data? Or are they? Read More

  • Video: The North Korean rocket launch UPDATE

    The North Korean government has released the video from last weekend’s rocket launch. We’ll try to keep our FAIL comments and jokes to ourself seeing as the TechCrunch offices are on the West Coast. NKorea says it was a peaceful rocket launch and who are we to disagree with them. Video after the jump. UPDATE: Original video was pulled, but we found another. Read More

  • North Korea successfully launches satellite into Pacific Ocean

    Great success! North Korea has successfully launched a satellite into a near earth orbit and it is now circling the earth at about 1 mile below sea level. That’s right: North Korea’s Taepodong-2, the much-feared long-range missile that had even the Obama camp worried, broke up over Japan at about 11:37am and then fell into the water at 11:48am on Sunday. The launch is described as… Read More

  • North Korea gets 3G network tomorrow

    Wikipedia Good news for those of you in North Korea! (That must be, like, zero of you. I can’t imagine the North Koreans allowing our silly, subversive site to be easily readable.) You’ll have a 3G network up and running tomorrow, thanks to Egypt’s Orascom Telecom‘s $400 million investment. The network will initially cover Pyongyang, North Korea’s capital, and… Read More

  • iPod Not Love Kim Jong Il Long Time

    It looks like North Korea won’t be getting its version of the iTunes Music Store anytime soon. Because of, ya know, that stunt it pulled awhile back, the Bush Administration has imposed sanctions on all luxury goods heading into North Korea. This means no iPods, no Johnny Walker, no Trojan Magnum XLs, no Harleys, or anything else, from companies that operate inside the greatest country… Read More