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Swiss media: Pyongyang surpassed the West in cyberwar

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For an isolated country like North Korea, cyber attacks represent “the ideal weapon"The newspaper Neue Zürcher Zeitung believes.




It is relatively easy to collect the necessary information and equipment for the attack, and the enemies of Pyongyang are much more vulnerable than he, since “the Internet and computer systems are the heart of Western society.” "Fraudulent viruses and virtual currency give North Korea a chance to receive funds, while it relies on the fact that the United States will not intervene because of hacker attacks," the article cites. InoTV.

According to the author, the transition to active cyber attacks occurred in North Korea in 2009. With the coming to power of Kim Jong Un (2011 year), "North Korean hackers set financial and political goals for themselves." The climax was the successful attack on Sony Pictures in 2014, when it wanted to release a comedy film about Kim Jong-un. As a result, 70% of the company's computers suffered.

“This was a disaster for Sony Pictures and Pyongyang’s first successful propaganda maneuver on the web,” the article said.

We did not expect the attack to take place at the film studio - a symbol of freedom of opinion,
said ex-prosecutor and US National Security Officer John Carlin.

Pyongyang is credited with other large-scale attacks, for example, at the central bank of Bangladesh, from which hackers stole 81 million dollars last year.

“The well-known computer virus Wannacry was also allegedly created by Pyongyang. At the same time, hackers did not necessarily make attacks from North Korea. Pyongyang used hackers from other countries and their infrastructure, ”in particular, Russia, China and Iran,” the author writes.

Analysts believe that in cyberspace, the DPRK pursues the same strategy as with its missiles: “constant testing”.

“The Wannacry virus could also be just“ testing how the West responds. The United States is unlikely to start a war because of cyber attacks. Washington will try to answer "an eye for an eye." Every day hundreds of American hackers are looking for weak spots in North Korea’s computer systems, ”concludes the publication
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  1. Herculesic
    Herculesic 27 November 2017 15: 32 New
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    Strange, I don’t see accusations against Russia in the article! ! recourse Or did they forget our way woof whip ???? belay
    1. hrych
      hrych 27 November 2017 15: 41 New
      +3
      Quote: Herkulesich
      Strange, I don’t see accusations against Russia in the article!

      Look through Korean binoculars. laughing
    2. Rey_ka
      Rey_ka 28 November 2017 07: 55 New
      0
      How in a joke North Korean hacker Lee-Sitz-Eun tried to hack the Pentagon server
  2. LAWNER
    LAWNER 27 November 2017 15: 34 New
    +1
    You read such media, and you think that Kim Jong-un is easier for all residents to buy all the sanctions on the computer on the side. It’ll be even in the pole)
    1. IL-18
      IL-18 27 November 2017 20: 32 New
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      There at the expense of computers is not as bad as it might seem.
  3. Same lech
    Same lech 27 November 2017 15: 34 New
    +2
    Hmm ... and where did the Russian hackers go ...
    smile it seems to me they are over Eun’s shoulder.
    The fantasies of the Western media are enough to write more than one Bondiad series.
    1. Going
      Going 27 November 2017 15: 38 New
      10
      Now, to increase hysteria, Russia will also be attracted.
  4. Mavrikiy
    Mavrikiy 27 November 2017 15: 42 New
    +3
    in cyber war Pyongyang surpasses the West
    Great news!
    The Internet has added stability to the fight against Glavnyuki to small countries.
  5. askort154
    askort154 27 November 2017 15: 45 New
    +3
    Swiss media: in cyber war Pyongyang surpasses the West

    It seems proud. After all, Kim Y was educated in Switzerland.
  6. demo
    demo 27 November 2017 15: 50 New
    +5
    The climax was the successful attack on Sony Pictures in 2014, when she wanted to release a comedy about Kim Jong-un. As a result, 70% of the company's computers were affected.
    “This was a disaster for Sony Pictures and Pyongyang’s first successful propaganda maneuver on the web,” the article said.
    We did not expect the attack to take place at the film studio - a symbol of freedom of opinion,
    said ex-prosecutor and US National Security Officer John Carlin.

    And now about the company itself.
    "In 1989, Sony acquired Columbia Pictures Entertainment from Coca-Cola for $ 3,4 billion. The company was renamed Sony Pictures Entertainment in 1991. In 2005, Sony Pictures also acquired Metro- Goldwyn-Mayer. "
    In 2013, the films of the film company were not the most successful, but the management of the studio successfully overcame the difficulties of this year, in part due to films such as American Scam and Captain Phillips.
    In 2015, company documents stolen in November 2014 were published on the Wikileaks website stating that Sony Pictures was "an influential corporation with connections in the White House, with the ability to lobby laws, and with connections to the US military-industrial complex."

    It is interesting what kind of "symbol of freedom of opinion" John Carlin spoke about?
    This is who with a free opinion in the White House is hanging around?
    Here is the hochmachka!
  7. Eurodav
    Eurodav 27 November 2017 16: 54 New
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    And Eun surpassed you? And we and China ... Why are you so defenseless then? And ambition !!!
  8. viktorch
    viktorch 27 November 2017 17: 27 New
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    Why on VO lay out this clowning? the product is exclusively for the in-house audience, no one will believe in such nonsense anymore.
    1. IL-18
      IL-18 27 November 2017 20: 37 New
      +1
      And you try to go to Google in China from your Android phone or tablet. You will be puzzled.
  9. CAT BAIYUN
    CAT BAIYUN 27 November 2017 22: 54 New
    +5
    It’s very convenient to blame North Korea for anything. Especially in cyber attacks. Closed, difficult to understand, motivated ... what else do you need to effectively mess out on the network?
    Maybe this is so, but what should they do? They spin as they can and use their own weapons against the enemy.
    I do not support cyberbullying and online fraud, however, the fact remains: these weapons are used.
    ...... such times.