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