North Korea hacker threat grows as cyber unit grows: defector

Source: Reuters

Secretive North Korea is scouring its universities for computer prodigies to send overseas for training as part of a plan to expand its cyber warfare unit, a defector said on Wednesday, underscoring the increased risk of cyber attacks.

The South has accused the North of being responsible for a number of computer hacking incidents this year, including an “unprecedented act of cyber terror” in April that brought down the network of a leading South Korea bank.