Thursday, August 4, 2011

North Korean Cyber-Warfare for Profit

Rantburg has an article that adds a new wrinkle to the growing field of cyber-warfare. While other sources have been reporting that the Chinese have been hacking into what were believed to be secure computer systems in the West on a grand scale, their neighbor, North Korea, has developed a team of hackers who helped a gang of criminals in South Korea break into online game sites to steal points worth millions of dollars. Five South Korean conspirators were thrown in jail, but of course the government cannot touch the 30 North Korean hackers, who are operating out of China.

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