North Korea doubles cyber war personnel, sets up overseas bases for hacking attacks
Published on Jul 6, 2014 11:23 AM
SEOUL (AFP) - North Korea has doubled the number of its elite cyber warriors over the past two years and established overseas bases for hacking attacks, a report said on Sunday.
The North's cyber war unit now has 5,900 personnel, compared with 3,000 two years ago, the South's Yonhap news agency said.
"The communist country operates a hacking unit under its General Bureau of Reconnaissance, which is home to some 1,200 professional hackers," a military source was quoted as saying.
North Korean hackers have launched cyber attacks through overseas bases in countries such as China, the source said.
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