Friday, June 03, 2005

FORGET WMD... NORTH KOREAN HACKERS COULD BRING DOWN U.S.

North Korea has raised its cyber-terror capabilities to a level capable of seriously disrupting the U.S. military, a defense expert said Thursday.

In an annual conference on cyber security at Korea University in Seoul, Byun Jae-jung, a researcher at the Agency for Defense Development (ADD), said Pyongyang’s computer hacking capabilities have reached the level of those of the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA).

Interesting that you rarely hear about this capability of the N.Koreans. Could the recent CIA run cyber-war sim have anything to do with preparing for this type of an assault on our command-and-control systems?

linked at the JAM