U.S. Treasury Department sanctions North Koreans for Sony hack

10 North Koreans have been added to sanctions lists maintained by the U.S. Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Asset Control (OFAC) as retaliation for the cyber attack  against Sony Pictures Entertainment in late 2014.  The sanctions were ordered under a new executive order (download here) issued on 2 January 2015 by President Barack Obama. In a press…

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What might a deleted Buk tweet suggest?

A deleted tweet from the Donetsk People’s Republic’s Twitter account, boasting of capturing a Ukrainian Buk anti-aircraft missile system, has been making its rounds on the Internet. In the wake of the MH17 attack, the separatists and Russia have been engaged in a campaign to destroy evidence of the separatists’ responsibility for shooting down the Maylasian Airlines’…

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How to find the missing Buk system

The rebels in eastern Ukraine seem to have lost their anti-aircraft system that they’re using to shoot down planes. So, let’s help them locate it. On Twitter, there were photos and brief videos of the Buk being moved around and allegedly hidden. So, we’ll try to use a recent photo of the missing weapons system to…

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The North Korean Kh-35: A Closer Look

When I was tipped off to a report about a Kh-35 (SS-N-25 Switchblade) anti-ship cruise missile in the DPRK’s arsenal, I had no idea how obsessed I would become in tracking it down. Initially, I wanted to just check out the story by Chosun Ilbo. Prior to my interest in the Korean peninsula, my academic…

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