Non-conventional capabilities like cyber-warfare and nuclear technology are the weapons of choice for the impoverished North to match its main enemies.(iStock/Getty File Photo)
The hacking attack on Sony Pictures may have been a practice run for North Korea's elite cyber-army in a long-term goal of being able to cripple telecoms and energy grids in rival nations, defectors from the isolated state said. Obsessed by fears that it will be over-run by South Korea and the United States, North Korea has been working for years to disrupt or destroy computer systems that control vital public services such as telecoms and energy utilities, one defector says. [Full Story]
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