Pyongyang still attacking South in cyberspace


(From left) ST senior tech correspondent Irene Tham moderating a panel discussion on cyber security at the Asian Leadership Conference in Seoul, featuring chief executive of the Cyber Security Agency of Singapore David Koh, adviser to the South Kor
(From left) ST senior tech correspondent Irene Tham moderating a panel discussion on cyber security at the Asian Leadership Conference in Seoul, featuring chief executive of the Cyber Security Agency of Singapore David Koh, adviser to the South Korean Police and National Intelligence Service Choi Sang Myung, chief executive of NSHC Louis Hur and Professor Brent Kang from the Graduate School of Information Security at KAIST. PHOTO: ASIAN LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE

Inter-Korea ties may have warmed in recent months after Pyongyang's friendly overtures, but attacks from the regime's cyber army have shown no signs of abating, according to a South Korean expert who tracks their activities.

Mr Choi Sang Myung, director of software firm Hauri Inc and an adviser to the police and National Intelligence Service, said North Korea has continued to groom its team of elite hackers, sending them overseas to countries like China and India to study and learn from experts, and allowing them to subscribe to South Korean tech lectures online.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 18, 2018, with the headline 'Pyongyang still attacking South in cyberspace'. Print Edition | Subscribe