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Military to Create Units Against Hacking, Terrorism

The Defense Security Command announced yesterday that it will launch a special intelligence-protecting office to cope with the rising threat posed by North Korean computer hackers. Speaking at a press conference, Maj. Gen. Song Young-keun, the DSC commander, also said it will establish a counter-terrorism department to effectively deal with global terrorism threats. The DSC unveiled these and another 30 measures to renovate the military’s top intelligence investigative agency. “As the DSC previously said in a forum, we will create an office specializing in the intelligence war to guard against fresh threats,” Song said. The commander referred to his earlier remarks May 16 that North Korea has annually trained about 100 computer hackers to strengthen its cyber terror capability against South Korea. The DSC plans to set up a counter-cyber terrorism investigative team to check general computer viruses and hacking threats, Song added. He said the DSC will also form an anti-terrorism office in a bid to ensure the nation is free from the growing threat of armed insurrection in the aftermath of the Sept. 11 terrorist attack on the United States. Full Story

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