The End of Housing Inventory Woes?

The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago  Print This Post Subscribe Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily The End of Housing Inventory Woes? Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Tagged with: Adam Contos Home Sales Inventory Median Home Price RE/MAX National Housing Report for January 2019 Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago About Author: Donna Joseph Previous: Using Intelligent Data to Create ‘Smartloans’ Next: Capital Living: America’s Best Cities to Reside in Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Share Save February 20, 2019 1,629 Views Adam Contos Home Sales Inventory Median Home Price RE/MAX National Housing Report for January 2019 2019-02-20 Donna Joseph Home / Daily Dose / The End of Housing Inventory Woes? Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Donna Joseph is a Dallas-based writer who covers technology, HR best practices, and a mix of lifestyle topics. She is a seasoned PR professional with an extensive background in content creation and corporate communications. Joseph holds a B.A. in Sociology and M.A. in Mass Communication, both from the University of Bangalore, India. She is currently working on two books, both dealing with women-centric issues prevalent in oppressive as well as progressive societies. She can be reached at [email protected] Related Articles The latest RE/MAX National Housing Report for January 2019, revealed that the sixth consecutive month of declining home sales in January contributed to the largest year-over-year inventory increase in at least 10 years. The housing market seems promising for homebuyers, according to Adam Contos, CEO at RE/MAX. “The winter chill extended to the housing market in January, as home sales remained cool. The good news is that inventory levels in January continued to rise on a year-over-year basis, providing incremental improvement in what’s been a multi-year shortage of for-sale homes. This is positive for homebuyers, as the market continues to swing their way,” Contos said. On an annual basis, year-over-year home sales declined by 11 percent while inventory grew year-over-year by an average of 6.4 percent across the report’s 54 U.S. metro areas. January marked the fourth consecutive month of year-over-year inventory growth—further reversing a decade-long trend of shrinking inventory. The year-over-year inventory growth in December 2018 was 4.7 percent was also the previous record in the report’s 10-year history. The January 2018 median sale price of $234,000 was a report record reflecting a rise by 4.6 percent. However, the rate of sales price increase was considerably less than the 6.7 percent posted from January 2017. The report indicated that December 2018 was the only month since January 2012 to show a year-over-year decline in median sales price.Fifty-nine days on market was a record low for January sold listings—averaging one day less than the 60 recorded in January 2018, according to the report. January’s 3.9-month supply of inventory was higher than the 3.4-month supply of January 2018. “Underlying demand remains solid overall, as evidenced by widespread price increases. So the housing market, while not markedly busy in January, remains relatively healthy. Furthermore, with interest rates stabilizing and home-price increases slowing, the spring selling season shapes up to be as interesting as any we have seen in years,” Contos added.The report pointed out that of the 54 metro areas surveyed in January 2019, the overall average number of home sales was down 26.1percent compared to December 2018, and down 11 percent compared to January 2018.  In January 2019, the median of all 54 metro median sales prices was $234,000, down 2.5 percent from December 2018. Four metro areas saw a year-over-year decrease in median sales price, including Anchorage, Alaska, at -3.9 percent, Pittsburgh, PA, at -2 percent, Trenton, New Jersey, at -1.5 percent, and Birmingham, Alabama at -0.5 percent. The metro areas with the lowest days on market were Omaha, Nebraska at 32, Nashville, Tennessee at 41, and a three-way tie between Las Vegas, Nevada; Cincinnati, Ohio; and San Francisco, California at 43. Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago read more

Haart reveals how much it is paying home-working partner agents

first_imgHome » News » Agencies & People » Haart reveals how much it is paying home-working partner agents previous nextAgencies & PeopleHaart reveals how much it is paying home-working partner agentsCompany has begun advertising for external candidates including basic salary, perks and potential OTE salary.Nigel Lewis15th September 20202 Comments3,624 Views Haart has revealed its first Welsh partner agent as it continues to roll out its expansion strategy across the UK  and also how much they can earn under the new scheme.The latest partner is 51-year-old Belinda Bishop who has worked for the firm for over ten years but is to become a branch partner for Haart in Cardiff, although previously she has worked for Chewton Rose, also part of the Spicerhaart family.Spicerhaart has also been recruiting externally for partners to join the network, offering a £20,000 to £30,000 basic salary, OTE earnings of £75,000, home working, a BMW company car and, once £100,000 profit is met, an additional 2% on all sources of income.The company is reticent about how many Haart branches it is closing or moving to ‘virtual status’, saying only in July that 23 branches mothballed during Covid would not open, and that a further four were due to be closed when their leases were due for surrender.Branch networkThe company’s spokesperson was not able to give an update on progress, so the Negotiator has compared Haart’s branch list from to two years with its current network of offices published on its website, which is assumed to be accurate.This reveals that of the 131 branches it had two years ago, 12 have gone ‘virtual’ and no longer cite a physical address, while nine have closed.The Partnership initiative is kicking off in the West Midlands, Leeds, Brighton, Southampton, the Oxford-Cambridge corridor and in additional locations around its existing Bristol Property Centre, but has since spread to other areas including Wales and including its other brands such as Butters John Bee.belinda bishop haart Chewton Rose spicerhaart September 15, 2020Nigel Lewis2 commentsRussell Quirk, Properganda Properganda 15th September 2020 at 9:23 amShow me a haart ‘hub’ agent earning £75,000 pa in a year’s time and I’ll eat my pantsLog in to ReplyChris Arnold, andsothestorybegan andsothestorybegan 15th September 2020 at 11:50 amThere’s no doubt whatsoever that Haart agents despite it being a far from perfect model have a far, far better opportunity of making it than with Keller Williams.Log in to ReplyWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021last_img read more

Women of Troy hit the road once again

first_imgUSC women’s volleyball head coach Mick Haley constantly emphasizes the importance of traveling well. It is no secret in the world of sport that success is hardest to achieve away from the friendly confines of home. The Women of Troy will be tested in that respect early and often this season, and if the team’s performance in last weekend’s season-opening tournament is any indication, those wins might not be so difficult to earn after all.Back for more · After missing part of last season due to an injury, junior middle blocker Hannah Schraer (14) is healthy again and hopes to better her impressive freshman year numbers (1.75 kills per set, .383 hitting percentage). – Ralf Cheung | Daily TrojanThe opening tournament went swimmingly for the Women of Troy, who received stellar contributions from all parts of their lineup in a 3-0 sweep last weekend. After a 3-1 defeat of Purdue in the season’s first match, the club recorded back-to-back sweeps of Western Kentucky and Alabama A&M to win their first pre-conference tournament of the 2013 campaign.USC will now hit the road for the second of three consecutive weekends, traveling to the Midwest to participate in the Marquette Challenge. The squad will open with a Friday doubleheader against TCU and Marquette, followed by a Saturday trip to DeKalb, Ill. to face off against Northern Illinois.“I think we can be pretty good. We did some things that we’ve been practicing, which is encouraging because [that means] we’re doing a good job teaching,” Haley said. “I got to play a lot of players, and we had two very good matches against Western Kentucky and Purdue, both ranked teams.”Fittingly, a highly touted member of USC’s latest youth movement paved the way in the opening match. Freshman outside hitter Ebony Nwanebu recorded a team-high 15 kills and eight blocks in a stellar debut performance.“Since this was my first tournament, I really wanted to come out and make a statement,” Nwanebu said. “Everyone on the team has been supportive, so that has helped a lot with my confidence.”Nwanebu teamed up with sophomore standout Samantha Bricio in the next match, as the two combined for 22 kills to pace USC’s attack. Haley’s decision to play his freshmen paid off, as outsider hitter Elise Ruddins notched eight kills on 14 swings and setter Alice Pizzasegola had 19 assists to complement junior Hayley Crone’s 20.“I think Ebony performed very well, as did all of our freshmen, for their first tournament,” Haley said. “Ebony had a lot of responsibility and started playing well in the heat of the competition. She showed that she likes to compete and she brought some heat. I’d like to see her blocking and defense get better, but she’s good enough to be a six-rotation player, and that’s our goal for her.”The Women of Troy concluded the tournament with a dominant performance against Alabama A&M, as Bricio received her third career tournament MVP nod and joined Nwanebu and senior libero and captain Natalie Hagglund on the all-tournament team. Haley rotated all three of his freshman liberos, as newcomers Anne Marie Schmidt and Kelly Wimmer saw their first taste of collegiate action.“We still have some questions as to where we need to really spend our work,” Haley said. “We got some good blocking, but I don’t think we passed as well as we’re capable of, and we certainly made way too many service errors. We’re working on some things with the serving and trying to get the new kids comfortable.”Junior outside hitter Emily Young, who saw action in the first and third matches, praised the team’s performance but also noted the importance of redirecting focus to the upcoming tournament.“It was an excellent opening tournament for our team, and I think it was a great opportunity for us to test what we’ve been working on,” Young said. “But [Haley] is always looking toward the next game, so we can celebrate our win in the moment but we know we have worthy opponents to play.” Follow us on Twitter @dailytrojanlast_img read more

MLB wrap: Zack Greinke picks up win in Astros debut

first_imgChi Chi Gonzalez was tagged with the loss. Studs of the NightBo Bichette went 2 for 5 in the Blue Jays’ 7-6 extra-inning loss to the Rays and became the first batter to ever have 10-or-more extra base hits in the first nine games of his career. He also became the first Toronto player to start his career with a nine-game hitting streak.The Brewers got it done without Christian Yelich, who was held out of the game for rest, after Yasmani Grandal had two doubles and an RBI in a 4-3 win against the Pirates.Jose Abreu hit a home run and drove in three runs as the White Sox beat the Tigers, 5-3, to split a doubleheader.Duds of the NightMookie Betts was 0 for 4 in the Red Sox’s 6-2 loss to the Royals.The Marlins couldn’t get anything going as they were shut out by the Mets, 5-0. HighlightsMike Tauchman’s reaction to his own over-the-wall catch was almost better than the play itself. MLB trade deadline: Astros ‘can’t believe’ they landed Zack Greinke, GM says Mariners’ Tim Beckham suspended 80 games after positive PED test The Astros “couldn’t believe” they landed Zack Greinke before the MLB trade deadline, and he came away with a win in his team debut Tuesday.The ace pitched six innings, allowing five runs off seven hits while striking out two and walking two against the Rockies.   Rich Hill injury update: Dodgers could use lefty out of bullpen in playoffs Mike Tauchman has earned his pinstripes. pic.twitter.com/NFTxBhZXTE— MLB (@MLB) August 7, 2019Ronald Acuña Jr. was definitely ready for the first pitch.You think @ronaldacunajr24 was ready for the 1st pitch? 😱 #Crushed pic.twitter.com/adfeDV6qOf— MLB (@MLB) August 7, 2019What’s Next?Rangers (58-54) at Indians (66-46), 1:10 p.m. ET — The Rangers squeaked by the Indians in the series opener, but had to wait to face Cleveland again after Tuesday’s game was postponed due to weather. Now, the two teams will play a doubleheader Wednesday. The Indians are trying to gain some ground on the American League Central-leading Twins. Greinke got some support from Yordan Alvarez’s two-run homer in the bottom of the second inning and Houston managed to pull away late for an 11-6 victory over Colorado.Nothing new here… Just Yordan, upper tank!#TakeItBack pic.twitter.com/K9kcMcoQZg— Houston Astros (@astros) August 7, 2019The Rockies scored two runs in the fourth inning and three more in the sixth. Colorado added another run in the seventh but it wasn’t enough to catch up to the streaking Astros, who have now won five in a row. Related Newslast_img read more

EMMET RUSHE: HOW SLEEP CAN HELP YOU TO LOSE WEIGHT

first_imgBY EMMET RUSHE: We have all been there…you are sitting on the sofa and your eyes are burning in your head. Every time you blink, you feel as though you are going to fall into a coma.You get up, struggle into the bedroom and slide under the bed sheets. As you lay your head on the pillow you look forward to a great night’s sleep…….but it doesn’t come.Instead you restlessly toss and turn all night, spending endless hours staring at the ceiling, checking the clock, looking at the time on your phone and wondering why you bothered getting into the bed in the first place. Finally you fall asleep, only to have the alarm rudely awaken you 2 hours after you finally managed to drift off in the first place.Welcome to bedtime……..The recommended amount of sleep per night should be between 7-8 hours.The average for adults today is around 6 ½ hours. No big deal, right?Wrong!Sleep is the ultimate recovery tool. It is how our bodies and minds repair and recover from daily stresses and it is also how our bodies recover from our exercise and training sessions.It is as important as a proper nutrition plan when it comes to your weight loss or muscle building goals.Everything that you do will be affected by a lack of sleep. Your food choices will be poorer.When you are tired, you will always be looking for ways to give yourself a kick start.High sugary foods, energy drinks and high levels of caffeinated drinks are usually the first thing that people will reach for to get them through the day.You will probably not have the time or energy prepare proper meals and may be tempted to go for the pre-packaged processed food choice, or the take away.Your Body will work against you.In a sleep deprived state, our bodies wreak havoc with our hormones. Our stress hormone cortisol will be high and our hormones Leptin and Ghrelin can also be affected.If cortisol is high during sleep you can be in a heightened state of alertness, not what you want for going to sleep.When stress is high we are more prone to retaining water and this can affect our weight also.Ghrelin is a hunger stimulating hormone that tells us when to eat.Leptin is an appetite suppressant hormone that tells us when to stop eating.When we are in a sleep deprived state we have higher levels of Ghrelin and lower levels of Leptin, which means we will have a false hunger and this can contribute to the poor food choices mentioned above and we won’t know when to stop eating them.This can all lead to excess weight gain. Advertisement What can we do to help?Here are 10 strategies that can help you to wind down and relax and may help you to get a better night’s sleep.Set a bedtime and stick to it.Turn off all technology for 2 hours before bed.Read a book.Take a bathGet your room to the right temperature; not too cold, not too hot.Invest in a good mattress and some good pillows.Avoid caffeine.Eat carbs in your last meal before bed. (They won’t make you fat)Once your alarm is set, don’t look at your phone and turn your clock so you can’t see it.Drink some chamomile tea before bed.Sleep is underrated by a lot of people when it comes to their goals, but it could be the ace in the pack that helps you win or lose.#TrainSmart If you have any question on this article or for getting a tailored program based on your starting point, please contact me through the link below.https://www.facebook.com/Rushe-Fitness-120518884715118/?ref=hlEMMET RUSHE: HOW SLEEP CAN HELP YOU TO LOSE WEIGHT was last modified: February 29th, 2016 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:emmet rushesleeplast_img read more

The Rams Wont Get As Much From LA As The Lakers And

The source of an NFL team’s fortune looks a lot different than what fills the coffers for MLB, NBA and NHL teams. While 83 percent of the average team’s revenue in those sports comes from sources other than national TV deals — sources largely tied up in local earnings such as gate receipts and regional sports networks (more on those later) — that figure is only 46 percent for the average NFL club. Thus, financially, it matters less where an NFL team is located, because the team is going to get billions anyway from national revenue-sharing arrangements.1The NFL’s total revenue from national TV rights is a sum of deals with five networks: CBS, Fox, NBC, ESPN and the NFL Network, plus a contract with DirecTV. Disclosure: FiveThirtyEight is owned by ESPN.This flattening of large-market revenue happens in other ways across all pro sports, such as the shared revenue brought in by licensing and merchandise (hats, jerseys, pagan blood contracts with FanKings), which insidery estimates put at approximately $3 billion annually — another $87 million or so per year per team after the league takes its 10 percent cut — and which is shared equally among 31 NFL teams. (The Cowboys are the only team that has an individual licensing and merchandising deal, because of course they are.)Comparing the Rams’ situation to those of teams in the NBA, NHL and MLB, all of which have lucrative regional TV deals that the NFL can’t tap into, reveals how little the Rams gain in television money by moving to Los Angeles. Specifically, we can zoom in to the revenue from Los Angeles teams’ TV contracts to see how much money the Lakers, Dodgers, Angels, Clippers, Kings and Ducks are pulling in from regional contracts: After years of speculation over which NFL team would be the first to surrender to Hollywood’s siren call, the inevitable finally happened: The league’s owners voted this week to allow the Rams to move from St. Louis to Los Angeles. In his attempt to justify the move, Rams owner Stan Kroenke made a lot of claims about the St. Louis area. He believed, or at least said, his team would be “on the road to financial ruin” if it stayed in the Gateway City because of what he alleged were poor economic prospects for the metro area, a declining population and various other local factors. The kabuki was unconvincing.Kroenke’s arguments rang hollow for a number of reasons, but his silly obsession with the drawbacks of the St. Louis area holds a major logical flaw: The Rams play in the only major pro league where local revenue takes a backseat to the revenue generated by shared, national television contracts. Regional sports networks (RSNs) have been all the rage for a while now, and the profits teams haul in by selling their cable rights — or, better yet, starting their own team-operated channels — have fueled the ballooning revenues in other leagues. In LA alone, the Lakers inked an RSN deal worth an average of $200 million a year,2Hence the figure we list above, a 20-year average from their contract with Time Warner Cable. and the Dodgers dropped jaws when it was announced their RSN contract would net $334 million per year in revenue. Even the Clippers, who come in well behind the Lakers, recently turned down a $60 million per year local deal, presumably because they’re holding out for something more lucrative.If you’re keeping score at home, that’s 60 percent more TV dollars than the average NFL team rakes in annually. And since the NFL does its television business on a strictly national basis, the Rams can’t unleash the power of an RSN on the eyeballs of the nation’s second-biggest media market.Kroenke would of course argue that the financial benefit comes from attendance — St. Louis was dead last in the NFL this season, and has floated around the bottom three during this decade. But even then, it’s not as though the Rams were always a draw in LA, as the Los Angeles Times noted in a 1994 game story titled “Attendance Is Not Exactly Peachy,” as just 32,969 fans turned out for a 14-12 snoozer against the Cardinals. (This was the “announced” attendance, which is definitionally lower than the actual attendance. Anaheim Stadium’s football capacity was 69,008.) The Rams were last in the league in attendance in 1994, their last year in Los Angeles.So Kroenke gains little in the way of media money by uprooting the Rams, and the benefits to the gate are far from certain once we look to LA’s not-that-distant history as a football town. What then does he gain by fistfighting St. Louis and burning every bridge on his way out of Missouri? One way to make sense of this is to look away from league revenue or fan interest and shift our attention downward, to Stan Kroenke’s pockets. Holy Cross economics professor Victor Matheson told the International Business Times that economists generally expect the Rams’ valuation to rise by at least $500 million with the move to LA. read more

Massive fire erupts at multistoreyed building near Exide Crossing

first_imgKolkata: A major fire broke out at a multi-storeyed building near Exide crossing on Friday morning. Twelve fire tenders were pressed into action and the flames was doused after almost three hours. None was hurt or trapped in the building.On Friday morning, around 9:30 am, fire broke out at an office of an interior decoration company on the 4th floor of a multi-storied building located on 60, Chowringhee Road, popularly known as Mukherjee Building. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataWithin a few minutes thick black smoke covered the entire Exide crossing and Bishop Lefroy Road. Occupants of the building ran out of the apartment in panic and people residing in adjacent buildings also got frightened seeing the thick black smoke and they too rushed out of their homes. Police and fire brigade were immediately informed. Primarily three fire tenders were sent to douse the flames but fire fighters realised that the intensity of the fire is quite high and therefore fire brigade control room was asked to send more fire tenders. Later, in two phases eight more fire tenders were sent at the incident site. Also Read – Lightning kills 8, injures 16 in stateAt the first, fire fighters evacuated all the apartments adjacent to Mukherjee building. While a section of firefighters sprayed water from the ground floor, other firefighters divided into two groups sprayed water from other buildings. The Disaster Management Group (DMG), Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) and Calcutta Electric Supply Corporation (CESC) also joined the fire fighters to bring the flames under control. The situation turned serious when a major vertical crack developed on the building due to the heat. Soon, a huge portion of the building collapsed. According to firefighters, the building was weak and therefore it collapsed but necessary safety precautions were taken in this regard. Fire minister Sujit Bose and Director General of Fire Jag Mohan arrived at the spot to take stock of the situation. After an elaborate discussion with the fire officials, Bose said: “Senior officials have visited the spot. The flames were brought under controlled after two hours. Though a part of the building collapsed, no one is trapped or injured. Some parts of the apartment need to be demolished. KMC will take a decision on that. An inquiry will be conducted to find out whether the building authorities have mandatory fire license and no objection certificates. Stringent action will be taken if negligence is found on anybody’s part. Some residents told me that they were alerted by the fire alarm.” According to CESC, engineers reached the site within 20 minutes and found that the fire erupted on the 4th floor of the multi-storied building. After consulting the fire brigade officials, power supply to the affected building was re-energised within 5 minutes. CESC engineers and workers kept a minute-to-minute watch till the fire was completely doused. Later, after the clearance given by the fire brigade, power supply was restored.last_img read more

FireEye reports North Korean state sponsored hacking group APT38 is targeting financial

first_imgYesterday, FireEye revealed a new group of hackers named APT38, a financially motivated North Korean regime-backed group responsible for conducting destructive attacks against financial institutions, as well as for some of the world’s largest cyber heists. FireEye Inc. is a cybersecurity firm that provides products and services to protect against advanced persistent threats and spear phishing. Earlier this year, FireEye helped Facebook find suspicious accounts linked to Russia and Iran on its platform and also alerted Google of election influence operations linked to Iranian groups. Now FireEye cybersecurity researchers released a special report titled APT38: Un-usual Suspects, to expose the methods used by the APT38 group. In the report, they said,“Based on observed activity, we judge that APT38’s primary mission is targeting financial institutions and manipulating inter-bank financial systems to raise large sums of money for the North Korean regime.” The researchers also state that the group has attempted to steal more than $1.1 billion and were also responsible for some of the more high-profile attacks on financial institutions in the last few years.  Some of the publicly reported attempted heists attributable to APT38 include: Vietnam TP Bank in December 2015 Bangladesh Bank in February 2016 Far Eastern International Bank in Taiwan in October 2017 Bancomext in January 2018 Banco de Chile in May 2018 Sandra Joyce, FireEye’s vice president of global intelligence says, “The hallmark of this group is that it deploys destructive malware after stealing money from an organization, not only to cover its tracks, but [also]  in order to distract defenders, complicate the incident response process, and gain time to get out the door.” Some details of the APT38 targeting Since at least 2014, APT38 has conducted operations in more than 16 organizations in at least 11 countries. The total number of organizations targeted by APT38 may be even higher when considering the probable low incident reporting rate from affected organizations. The group is careful, calculated, and has demonstrated a desire to maintain access to a victim environment for as long as necessary to understand the network layout, required permissions, and system technologies to achieve its goals. On average, they have observed that APT38 remain within a victim network for approximately 155 days, with the longest time within a compromised environment believed to be almost two years. In just the publicly reported heists alone, APT38 has attempted to steal over $1.1 billion dollars from financial institutions. APT38 Attack Lifecycle FireEye researchers believe that APT38’s financial motivation, unique toolset, tactics, techniques and procedures (TTPs) observed during their carefully executed operations are distinct enough to be tracked separately from other North Korean cyber activity. The APT38 group overlaps characteristics with other operations, known as ‘Lazarus’ and the actor they call as TEMP.Hermit. On Tuesday, the U.S. government released details on malware it alleges Pyongyang’s computer operatives have used to fraudulently withdraw money from ATMs in various countries. The unmasking of APT38 comes weeks after the Justice Department announced charges against Park Jin Hyok, a North Korean computer programmer, in connection with the 2014 hack of Sony Pictures and the 2017 WannaCry ransomware attack. According to Jacqueline O’Leary, a senior threat intelligence analyst at FireEye, Park has likely contributed to both APT38 and TEMP.Hermit operations. However, the North Korean government has denied allegations that it sponsors such hacking. Read Next Reddit posts an update to the FireEye’s report on suspected Iranian influence operation Facebook COO, Sandberg’s Senate testimony Google’s Protect your Election programlast_img read more