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N.Korea 'Confident' in Cyber Warfare Capabilities
From: InfoSec News <alerts () infosecnews org>
Date: Mon, 8 Apr 2013 01:27:50 -0500 (CDT)
April 8, 2013
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in February expressed confidence in the
regime's cyber warfare capabilities against South Korea. A South Korean
official on Sunday quoted Kim as saying at the time, "If we have strong
information technology and brave warriors like the Reconnaissance General
Bureau, we will be able to break any sanctions and have no problem building a
strong and prosperous country."
The official said the North has reason to be confident in its 12,000 highly
skilled hackers, who are able to avoid detection by erasing their traces.
Talented children in sciences in North Korea get intensive computer training at
Kumsong Middle School in Pyongyang. They are then raised as "cyber warriors"
for three to five years at either Mirim College under the General Staff
Department or Moranbong College under the Reconnaissance Bureau.
An estimated 1,000 North Korean hackers work under cover for educational
software companies, animation companies and trade firms across China, Southeast
Asia, and Europe.
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- N.Korea 'Confident' in Cyber Warfare Capabilities InfoSec News (Apr 08)