Posted June. 03, 2005 06:51,
A professor of the Agency for Defense Development (ADD) has suggested that North Koreas level of hacking ability is similar to that of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA).
At the Defence Information Security Conference 2005 co-sponsored by the Defense Security Command (DSC) and Korea University, held at Korea Universitys Inchon Memorial Hall, professor Byun Jae-jeong of the Agency for Defense Development (ADD) said in a presentation that a mock test of North Koreas capability for information war showed North Koreas hacking ability as equivalent to that of the CIA.
Professor Byun claimed, In particular, North Koreas hacking power reached a level that could damage the command post of the U.S. Pacific Command (PACOM) and electric power network of the U.S. mainland.
In addition, Byun maintained that North Korea is currently developing cyber warfare through the internet servers of a variety of countries, including the U.S., its also collecting signals information across South Korea from a total of 39 wiretapping and monitoring bases.