South Korea launches its cyberwarfare command centre

Graham Cluley
@gcluley

South Korea is reportedly officially launching its cyberwarfare command centre today.

The unit, which will be manned by some 200 computer technicians, is designed to counter the threat of Chinese hackers and the much-rumoured North Korean cyberwarfare division, which has been accused of attacking North American and South Korean military computers in the past.

In 2009, miltary authorities in South Korea claimed that there were on average 95,000 reported hacking attacks every day on the country’s military networks. That’s more than one every second.

I think it would be dangerous to assume that all of these attacks originate in North Korea or China, however.

Last July, the media was full of reports of…

Read more in my article on the Naked Security website.

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Graham Cluley is a veteran of the anti-virus industry having worked for a number of security companies since the early 1990s when he wrote the first ever version of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows. Now an independent security analyst, he regularly makes media appearances and is an international public speaker on the topic of computer security, hackers, and online privacy. Follow him on Twitter at @gcluley, or drop him an email.