South Korea says North Korea has repeatedly expanded the hacker forces invaded the two countries involved in military networks
said that North Korean leader Kim Jong Il (center) is very interested in computer and network
newspaper correspondent/Zhang Zhuo
toward the expansion of the claim Hackers force, repeatedly invading the US-ROK military network
According to Yonhap, and 5, the Associated Press reported that the expansion of the Korean professional hackers to launch cyber attacks forces, responsible for collecting intelligence on U.S. and South Korean. United States and South Korea decided to join forces to combat cyber attacks against the two armies.
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Yonhap reported that North Korean network warfare specialized units called “technical reconnaissance group”, belonging to the Korean people Army General Staff Reconnaissance Office, now has more than 100 members, mainly university graduates Pyongyang command automation. South Korean intelligence said Tuesday that the task force is the military organization computer network intrusion, theft of confidential information, spread in the case of necessary computer viruses, computer network paralysis. North Korea’s hacking unit to collect the past, mainly to reinforce the United States to implement a crisis plan information, while disrupting the U.S. military network and C4I (command and communication) system to collect information. But with hackers force capabilities, its goal has shifted to launch cyber war. South Korean intelligence also revealed that in recent years, the Pentagon hacker invasion of the U.S. military network for long-term tracking and tracing and found that the highest number of North Korean hackers.
South Korean Defense Ministry spokesman told the Associated Press, stressed that the Korean troops raise the equipment level hackers, cyber warfare capabilities significantly enhanced. In recent years, the South Korean government and the military-industrial sector, an important site of hackers repeatedly harassing, South Korean intelligence suspected that North Korean hackers. South Korea, “Chosun Ilbo” reports that in September last year, Korea Institute of Information and Communications submitted a report, Lignex1 and Hyundai Heavy Industries and other large military enterprises are found in the company’s main computer hackers to hide malicious code after the invasion. Lignex1 is developing and producing “basaltic” to-ground missiles, “starfish”-ship missiles, “Bow” portable air defense missiles; Hyundai Heavy Industries of Korea Navy built the first one, “Aegis” destroyers “King Sejong” and various types of destroyers and submarines. The development of these weapons programs are considered highly confidential. Korea Institute of Information and Communication suspected North Korean military hackers these large corporate computer networks, worse, I do not know what hackers stole data.
very strong toward the hackers?
In fact, the ability of outside speculation about North Korean hackers back in the 1990s had already begun. In 1997 the Pentagon organized a network of offensive and defensive maneuvers by the U.S. National Security Agency to act as the Korean hacker attack on U.S. military networks, the result is the Korean hackers can disrupt the U.S. Pacific command and control systems.
said, the development of the Korean People’s Army attack the network from the initiator of the DPRK leader Kim Jong Il. Kim I am very interested in computers and networks. In 2000 he and visiting U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright held talks, asked him about the e-mail, so Albright was very surprised.
and hackers on the Korean troops in the end how many people, there are many kinds of claims. Apart from a recent Yonhap claimed more than 100 people, the United States, “Defense News” claimed North Korea established in 1998, hacker, code-named 121 units, the number had reached 10,000, you can use a range of network warfare weapons.
In fact, the DPRK Foreign extremely close, outside of the analysis of the Korean cyber warfare capabilities are mostly speculation and imagination. Even the special problems of the Korean War South Korea expert network for the North Korean hackers ability with which there is a big difference.
body of opinion that North Korea’s computer infrastructure is weak, backward technology, the DPRK does not have the U.S. and Korean forces to attack civilian computer network capabilities. Pentagon experts in the Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies Alexander Mansurov claimed that “the Korean People’s Army is a paper tiger force, we always like to exaggerate the threat of North Korea’s cyber warfare, South Korea in particular is so.”
Peter Hynes IT experts believe that computer networks are not popular in Korean society, few people can access to a computer, let alone the Internet. North Korea’s computer network infrastructure and personnel development have lagged far behind, it is difficult to provide hackers human existence. In addition, annual trade sanctions and blockade, advanced computer network technology is difficult to flow into North Korea, the rapid development of network technology in today’s era, the Korean closed-door policy can only be technologically behind. Therefore, Hynes believes that even if North Korea there are hackers, their skill levels are greatly reduced, hardly a threat. More experts point out that the US-ROK military network and the Internet are physically isolated, then the Korean hackers can not have the ability to register these military networks. For Korea, the computer network is a scarce resource, often focuses on building, centrally located and deployed, once the war in the Korean peninsula, these facilities are usually the first wave of targets, North Korea can not be applied in any case the hacker to launch virtual attacks on computer networks.
but are those who hold the opposite view that the North Korean hackers capacity is already amazing enough for the U.S. and South Korean computer networks pose a mortal threat. South Korea’s National Defense Research Institute experts have claimed in the Mountain Bian, on North Korea’s information warfare capabilities to simulate the test and found that North Korea’s hacking ability to reach the level of the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency. North Korea’s hacking ability to reach to make the U.S. Pacific Command and the U.S. electricity grid losses level.
the U.S. Rand Corporation researchers John Aguilar stressed, despite North Korea’s domestic computer network infrastructure is not strong, but not from the territory of North Korea’s hacker attack, but by the United States and other countries web server to start the network war, and global distribution network of about 39 bases to gather intelligence within the whole Korea. He pointed out that once the crisis in the Korean peninsula, North Korean military hackers can tamper with the United States much of the work program, such as the sequence of tasks set by the air combat systems, logistics, equipment, scheduling systems, which are U.S. military operations will have fatal consequences .
the US-ROK joint anti-hacker
network warfare capability in the end even though North Korea How to remain a mystery, but the hackers attacked U.S. and South Korea join forces to strengthen the network has become an excuse for offensive and defensive warfare. April 30, Korea and the U.S. Department of Defense signed an agreement, the two countries will strengthen intelligence sharing, joint fight against the armies of network attacks.
Korean Defense Ministry spokesman also said that South Korea will expand its organization by the U.S. multinational network defense exercise participation. Pentagon’s annual defense exercise an international network of 15 countries attended the Symposium. South Korean military in 2008 for the first time to participate in this exercise, and preparing for the upcoming June and October of this year’s exercise. (Zhang Zhuo)