January 06, 2015

North Korea’s growing hacker army, stout cyberdefenses hinder U.S. response to Sony breach

Featuring Patrick M. Cronin

Source: Washington Times

Journalist Guy Taylor

U.S. intelligence agencies find themselves sorely limited in how to respond to North Korean hacking operations because of the authoritarian nation’s uniquely isolated position in the world, amid reports that Pyongyang is now employing a hacker army of as many as 6,000 cyberwarriors.

The claim that North Korea’s “cyberarmy” has swelled to twice the previous estimate was made by South Korea’s Defense Ministry Tuesday, just weeks after Pyongyang-backed hackers were alleged to have penetrated the hack of Hollywood studio Sony and engaged in a cyberattack on South Korea’s main nuclear power company.

Read the full article at Washington Times.


  • Patrick M. Cronin

    Former Senior Advisor and Senior Director, Asia-Pacific Security Program

    Patrick M. Cronin is a former Senior Advisor and Senior Director of the Asia-Pacific Security Program at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS). Previously, he was the ...