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North Korea Suspected of Training Computer Hackers

Computers are rare and Internet access is almost non-existent for most people in North Korea. Yet the isolated communist country is suspected of training computer hackers for cyber-terrorism, US and South Korean officials say. Sitting in a glass-fronted building in Seoul, Cho Kyong-won, a young South Korean who looks more like a hip youngster with long hair than the serious computer scientist that he is, considers the prospect of Pyongyang’s digital warriors and concludes there is no reason to think they would be incompetent just because their country is poor. “They could be good,” says Cho, 25, an cyber-security expert at South Korea’s largest information security firm, AhnLab Inc “Brains are all you need.” Few details are publicly known about North Korea’s cyber warfare capabilities. Full Story

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