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Cyber war capability stretches N Korea reach beyond missiles

Country has added elite hackers to its list of asymmetric weapons in recent years, augmenting its standing abroad

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In June, North Korea promised to "mercilessly destroy" anyone associated with The Interview, a Sony Pictures action-comedy movie about a plot to assassinate Mr Kim (above)

Seoul

NORTH Korea's alleged ability to hack into Sony Pictures Entertainment is extending Kim Jong Un's reach far beyond the range of his missiles.

While North Korea has kept Western defence officials guessing for years about a nuclear programme that it may or may not ever use, the