Why cyber armies are a good investment for countries like North Korea

Somewhere deep inside North Korea is a cell of sophisticated cyber warriors known as Bureau 121.

Some investigators believe this group, or something like it, committed the damaging hack against Sony Pictures, a revenge scheme for the studio’s upcoming release entitled “The Interview” – a comedy about an attempted assassination of North Korea’s leader. The country is also suspected to have carried out a series of other attacks against South Korean companies.

A North Korean defector, Jang Se-yul, recently told Reuters that Bureau 121 consists of roughly 1,800 hackers, who live a relatively pampered life as elites….


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