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N. Korea Has Army of 6K Hackers: S. Korea

South Korean report says Pyongyang able to attack US mainland
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jan 6, 2015 9:52 AM CST
N. Korea Has Army of 6K Hackers: S. Korea
In this Dec. 26, 2014, file photo, a North Korean mock Scud-B missile, center, stands among South Korean missiles displayed at the War Memorial of Korea in Seoul, South Korea.   (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon, File)

(Newser) – South Korea says rival North Korea has a 6,000-member cyberarmy dedicated to disrupting the South's military and government. The figure is a dramatic increase from South Korea's earlier estimate that the North had a cyberwarfare staff of 3,000. Seoul's Defense Ministry also says in a report that North Korea may now have the ability to strike the US mainland because of its recent progress in missile technology and is advancing in efforts to miniaturize nuclear warheads to mount on such missiles. The United States stands pretty convinced that the North's cyberwarriors are behind the Sony hack. (Read more North Korea stories.)

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