North Korea has scientists to build nuclear weapons and hackers to steal money from banks

@scheng1 (24950)
Singapore
April 29, 2017 7:02am CST
I do not know why many people still think of North Korea as a poor country that lets its people starve to death. That was 30 years ago. The North Korea today is a far cry from that era. Today, North Korea has scientists that can build nuclear weapons. Trump definitely is taking them seriously. Today, North Korea has a group of hackers known as the Lazarus that hacks into banks (known example is the theft of $81 million from Bangladesh bank), governments (South Korea) and big corporations such as Sony. How did North Korea has such high level of sophistication when internet is not for the common people? In this case, no sanction can affect the country anymore. When it needs money, it just steals from the banks. North Korea has already made use of the monetary system in the world to set up holding companies that control a network of shell companies, and real companies. The stolen cash is easily laundered through the system. http://www.reuters.com/article/us-cyber-northkorea-symantec-idUSKBN16M37J
North Korea is now linked to cyberattacks on banks worldwide, and stolen money from the heists are likely fueling the country's nuclear weapons program.
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@Nawsheen (22857)
• Mauritius
30 Apr
One of the reason behind this nuclear development is also to enable North Korea to be superior than South Korea. Having nuclear weapons is what will distinguish North Korea from South Korea
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@scheng1 (24950)
• Singapore
1 May
Actually if I am living in North Korea, I will support the country to develop nuclear weapons. For one thing, North Korea has uranium in abundance. They do not have to buy any from other country. For another thing, no country is stupid enough to bomb North Korea. Look at the way US treats Syria. If Syria has nuclear weapon, US will not bomb Syria so easily.
@Nawsheen (22857)
• Mauritius
2 May
@scheng1 yes Syria was already very week and Trump just needed an excuse to attack. Unfortunately he got that opportunity. North Korea just wants to become stronger and distinguish itself
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@scheng1 (24950)
• Singapore
3 May
@Nawsheen North Korea is right when it says that US dare to attack Syria because it does not have nuclear weapon. If Syria has nuclear weapon instead of chemical weapons, then US will not attack them.
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@sjvg1976 (13868)
• Delhi, India
29 Apr
North Korea now developing at very fast rate. I heard that they have nuclear weapons which may destroy US that's the reason U.S. is scared of North Korea.
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@sjvg1976 (13868)
• Delhi, India
29 Apr
@scheng1 no teach a thief to steal they learn it themselves
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@scheng1 (24950)
• Singapore
29 Apr
@sjvg1976 Have you read the news? They attack banks in 18 countries, including India, and they manage to make it look like hackers from France. This is not something that anyone can do.
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@sjvg1976 (13868)
• Delhi, India
29 Apr
@scheng1 .I I didn't hear the news. Did they get success in stealing money from indian banks.
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