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US tried Stuxnet-style virus operation against North Korea but failed

NSA-led campaign was stymied by Pyongyang's utter secrecy: official

GENERAL ALEXANDER: The former NSA director says North Korea's strict limitations on Internet access and travel make it one of a few nations "who can race out and do damage with relative impunity".

San Francisco

THE United States tried to deploy a version of the Stuxnet computer virus to attack North Korea's nuclear weapons programme five years ago but ultimately failed, according to people familiar with the covert campaign.

The operation began in tandem with the now-famous