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North Korea Is Capable Of Launching Lethal Cyber Attacks That Could Destroy Cities With 6,000-Strong Army Of Hackers Claims Professor Who Defected In

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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3102352/North-Korea-capable-launching-lethal-cyber-attacks-destroy-cities-6-000-strong-army-hackers-claims-professor-defected-2004.html

  • Prof Kim Hueng-Kwang taught computer science in North Korea until 2004
  • Many of his students are now part of Kim Jong un's cyber warfare army
  • Dubbed Bureau 121, they are tasked with infiltrating foreign computers
  • The cyber army has hacked into a South Korean nuclear power station

A North Korean defector has warned that Kim Jong un has an army of 6,000 cyber hackers capable of 'destroying a city' by taking control of a nuclear reactor and sending it into meltdown.

Professor Kim Heung-Kwang was one of the hermit state's top computer experts until he managed to flee south of the border in 2004.

Prof Kim claims many of his former students are members of the secretive North Korean unit Bureau 121 which is devoted to cyber warfare.

Clearly a Friday fun headline from the Wail, having not been in the country for 11 years how the hell does he know what the capability is, could you remotely send a reactor into meltdown remotely? Surely nuclear reactors aren't directly plugged into the internet?

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Clearly a Friday fun headline from the Wail, having not been in the country for 11 years how the hell does he know what the capability is, could you remotely send a reactor into meltdown remotely? Surely nuclear reactors aren't directly plugged into the internet?

Some early Chinese design reactors use porn as a moderator.

More recent designs inform their operators that they are going critical via Twitter.

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Clearly a Friday fun headline from the Wail, having not been in the country for 11 years how the hell does he know what the capability is, could you remotely send a reactor into meltdown remotely? Surely nuclear reactors aren't directly plugged into the internet?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stuxnet

Showed this kind of attack was certainly plausible. As ever it's the human element which is most likely to fail.

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