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N Korea hackers aiming for telecoms, power grids

Attack on Sony could be just a dry run for Pyongyang's cyber-army
Saturday, December 20, 2014 - 05:50
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BEHIND THE FAÇADE: The hacking of Sony Pictures is similar to attacks blamed on North Korea and is a result of training and efforts made with the goal of destroying infrastructure, says defectors.

Seoul

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 said non-conventional capabilities such as cyber-warfare and nuclear