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Deputy Special Representative for the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) Dr. Jung Pak and Republic of Korea (ROK) Ministry of Foreign Affairs Director-General for North Korean Nuclear Affairs Lee Taewoo led the second U.S.-ROK Working Group Meeting on the DPRK Cyber Threat on November 16 in Seoul. The meeting gathered U.S. and ROK government representatives to discuss the DPRK’s malicious cyber activities, cryptocurrency heists and laundering, and information technology workers who generate revenue for the regime’s unlawful weapons of mass destruction and ballistic missile programs.  

The United States and the ROK are pursuing a wide range of responses to DPRK cyber threats in partnership with the private sector and the international community. The working group discussed U.S.-ROK policy coordination in addressing the DPRK’s unlawful cyber activities and developing cyber sanctions and further shared information on facilitators who assist with the regime’s money-laundering activities.   

For more information on the DPRK’s malicious cyber activities, please see the cyber threat advisory here. 

For more information on the DPRK’s technology workers, read our statement to the press here

U.S. Department of State

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