Is North Korea Poised to Launch a Cyber Attack?

Disconnected computer monitors are seen at a visitors center of Korean Broadcasting System (KBS) headquarters in Seoul on March 20, 2013 after computer networks crashed at major TV broadcasters and banks, with initial suspicions focused on North Korea. (KIM JAE-HWAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Disconnected computer monitors are seen at a visitors center of Korean Broadcasting System (KBS) headquarters in Seoul on March 20, 2013 after computer networks crashed at major TV broadcasters and banks, with initial suspicions focused on North Korea. (KIM JAE-HWAN/AFP/Getty Images)

 

Summary

There are strong indications that North Korea has launched a major cyber espionage attack against the United States and its long-term adversary, South Korea, in an effort to acquire strategic military intelligence. North Korea’s historical pattern of aggression and its proclivity for asymmetric attacks suggest a follow-on cyber attack may only be weeks away.

Recent revelations about previous cyber attacks that point to North Korean sponsorship indicate that the country continues to refine its tactical capacity and targeting capability to carry out complex, multi-tiered cyber espionage efforts. It also reaffirms LIGNETs belief that North Korea has built a formidable cyber army that is increasing in sophistication and proving to be an elusive threat to both regional and global powers.

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