North Korea: South Korea appears to be preparing to decrease some of the tensions with North Korea in an attempt to restore talks and lower the threat from the North. Plans were announced this week to request permission to send businessmen from South Korea to the joint business park in Kaesong, North Korea. No members of the South Korean business delegation have been to Kaesong since the business park closed three years ago. Multiple requests were made, but the North refused permission. The South Korean government has also announced that they will be moving ahead with two-year-old plans to provide $8 million USD in humanitarian aid to North Korea. With sanctions continuing against North Korea and the U.S. enforcing those sanctions more forcefully, North Korea has been struggling financially, leading to financially based cyber-attacks out of North Korea.
Written by: Nataliia Zdrok, Threat Intelligence Analyst at Binary Defense Russia’s invasion of Ukraine increased