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By anonimouse (Wed Apr 10, 2013 at 03:08:39 AM EST) (all tags)
Korean Investigation into Cyber attacks:
Separately, an initial investigation by the South into a major cyber attack last month that affected a number of banks and broadcasters has said the North is to blame

Given that North Korea has no internet to speak of, it is difficult to see how this is likely. Unless millions of their Sooper Sekret agents located elsewhere were involved.
More probably one suspects Chinese involvement, but one mustn't be beastly to the Chinese at the moment...
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Those crazy North Koreans. by dmg (2.00 / 0) #1 Wed Apr 10, 2013 at 03:55:14 AM EST
You never know what they are going to do next.
dmg - HuSi's most dimwitted overprivileged user.
How much Internet do you really need ... by lm (2.00 / 0) #2 Wed Apr 10, 2013 at 07:40:46 AM EST
... to control a substantive army of zombies?

There is no more degenerate kind of state than that in which the richest are supposed to be the best.
Cicero, The Republic
Training manuals are easy to get by jimgon (2.00 / 0) #3 Fri Apr 12, 2013 at 07:49:31 AM EST
If an American high school student can learn to program, then the North Koreans can too. 

Technician - "We can't even get decent physical health care. Mental health is like witchcraft here."
One difference by wumpus (2.00 / 0) #4 Fri Apr 12, 2013 at 08:56:50 AM EST
is that most programmers are self selected for a desire to program. I suspect the North Koreans are pre-screened to be of the highest military castes. Make programming required in (non-magnet) high schools and see what results you get.

I suspect this says more about the security holes than the programmers. The Melissa virus was basically a cut and paste job that required every [windows] IT house in the world hours to remove (more if they were truely special).


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