N.Korea’s ‘Malicious’ Cyber Actions worries the U.S., South Korea & Japan

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In a joint report made on Friday, the U.S., South Korea, and Japan voiced their deep worry over North Korea’s “malicious” cyber actions. They believe that these actions promote its weapons programs.  According to officials and experts in the U.S. and its allies, crypto funds stolen by North Korean hackers have been a crucial source for funding the sanctions – hit nation’s nuclear programs. South Korea’s nuclear envoy met with his American and Japanese counterparts this week in Seoul. They decried North Korea’s recent weapons tests amid growing nuclear and missile threats from North Korea.
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“We reiterate with concern that overseas DPRK IT workers continue using forged identities and nationalities” to evade U.N. bans and raise funds for missile deals, according to the envoys’ joint statement, using the acronym for North Korea’s official name. In a bid to urge U.N. member states to comply with the rulings of the UN Security Council calling for the return of North Korean workers to their country, the statement read

“We are also deeply worried about how the DPRK supports these programmes by stealing and laundering funds as well as gathering info through malicious cyber activities,”.

S. Korea and the U.S. forces carry out military drills

On the Korean Peninsula, tension is at an all-time high. Since March, U.S. and South Korean forces have been taking part in a series of drills. North Korea has been stepping up its military actions in recent weeks. In addition to launching an intercontinental ballistic missile that can reach any location in the U.S., it launched new, smaller nuclear warheads. There has been a heated change of words as those drills and testing continues. North Korea said on Thursday that military drills staged by Seoul and Washington had brought the situation to the verge of a nuclear exchange. Are we heading for a nuclear war? Maybe not. However, there is a need to employ extreme care.
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North Korea’s nuclear goals are “nothing more than a self-destructive boomerang,” according to South Korea’s leading nuclear mediator Kim Gunn. He claims that these goals will only break the country’s economy. In his meeting with U.S. and Japanese officials on Friday, Kim stated that “North Korea is misguiding its people to believe that nuclear weapons are a magic wand that can solve all of its problems”.

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Japan announced a two-year renewal of its trade ban against North Korea on Friday, with humanitarian caveats.

North Korea takes part in many malicious cyber actions

Over the past ten years, North Korea has been part of a wide range of malicious cyber actions. Cyber espionage, cybercrime, and attacks on facilities are some of these acts.

The 2014 Sony Pictures hack is among the most well – known cases of North Korean online acts. Vital data was stolen as a result of the attack, which North Korea was blamed for. In addition, many of the company’s PCs were lost.

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Even so, North Korea has been charged with running major cyberespionage tactics against firms, security forces, and govt. These efforts employ malware and phishing scams to steal private data.

North Korea has engaged in cyber theft in addition to cyberespionage. This covers the act of using software, such as ransomware, to ask for money from people and brands.  Attacks on vital infrastructure, such as the 2017 WannaCry ransomware assault that hit over 200,000 systems in 150 countries, have also been done by North Korea. The attack was linked to Lazarus, a North Korean hacker group. Overall, North Korea’s malicious cyber actions pose a big threat to global security. This results in huge financial and reputational damage to people and groups around the world. In all of these, North Korea did not show much concern about what the U.S., S. Korea and Japan do. The country will probably not stop its nuclear power program.

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