Staff monitor the spread of ransomware cyberattacks at the Korea Internet and Security Agency (KISA) in Seoul. The 2017 Wannacry ransomware attack is believed to have originated in North Korea. Photo: AFP Staff monitor the spread of ransomware cyberattacks at the Korea Internet and Security Agency (KISA) in Seoul. The 2017 Wannacry ransomware attack is believed to have originated in North Korea. Photo: AFP
Staff monitor the spread of ransomware cyberattacks at the Korea Internet and Security Agency (KISA) in Seoul. The 2017 Wannacry ransomware attack is believed to have originated in North Korea. Photo: AFP
North Korea

North Korean cyberwarfare: as big a threat as its nuclear weapons?

  • Hackers from the hermit kingdom are renowned for their skill and speed, second only to Russia and ahead of China
  • Even if Kim Jong-un agrees to nuclear disarmament, he will still maintain Pyongyang’s cyber army, experts say

Topic |   North Korea
Staff monitor the spread of ransomware cyberattacks at the Korea Internet and Security Agency (KISA) in Seoul. The 2017 Wannacry ransomware attack is believed to have originated in North Korea. Photo: AFP Staff monitor the spread of ransomware cyberattacks at the Korea Internet and Security Agency (KISA) in Seoul. The 2017 Wannacry ransomware attack is believed to have originated in North Korea. Photo: AFP
Staff monitor the spread of ransomware cyberattacks at the Korea Internet and Security Agency (KISA) in Seoul. The 2017 Wannacry ransomware attack is believed to have originated in North Korea. Photo: AFP
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