North Korea is not exactly the nation to be viewed as technologically advanced. They have been so focused on their military efforts that they have not exactly been focusing on other aspects that could improve the state of living in North Korea. But even with their technological efforts, they are still thinking of how this could improve their military forces. Recently, it has been reported that North Korea has been having advancements with their technological skills. So where did they get the advancements and how did they learn to cope so fast and even surpass the skills possessed by the other nations that are technologically advanced? Apparently, North Koreans are strongly inclined with numerical analysis and statistics programs, both of which are essential when it comes to computers and technology in general.
Due to the rapidly advancing technology in North Korea, there have been hackers that have been using codes and computers for many illegal purposes. First of all, there have been reports that those North Korean hackers got hold of US and South Korean military strategies. Second, if there had not been a spelling error, the hackers would have already been able to steal one billion dollars ($1,000,000,000) from the New York Federal Reserve. They have also discovered how to steal money through video games. What is worse in these situations is that there were actually some, especially in South Korea, who tried to help them bring in money to North Korea through illegal means.
The hackers tried to gain access and steal money from the Bangladesh Central Bank but failed since the bank noticed the spelling error. They spelled “foundation” as “fandation” and that basically gave them away. But even though they were not able to get the whole one billion dollars ($1,000,000,000), the hackers still somehow got eighty one million dollars ($81,000,000) from that whole operation. They have been able to cope very fast with technology since there have been proven to be more than 6,000 hackers that Kim Jong-un is employing to actually try and steal not only money but also military strategies from other nations.
The North Korean hackers have been caught for stealing military strategies employed and will be employed by the US and South Korea. They are not very much aware of how the North Korean hackers have learned to do that, but that is definitely a threat to, not only the digital security of the nations the hacked but also the general safety of the nation and its people, especially now that North Korea is holding nuclear bomb testings. If they already know how the military forces of the other nations work, then they would also know and would be able to strategize as to how they can counteract should there be any conflicts. Especially for the US, this is very dangerous since according to Trump news, President Donald Trump wants to cut ties with nations that work or trade with North Korea ever since the bomb testings, and this would definitely trigger North Korea and cause conflicts between the two nations. There have even been rumors about both nations declaring war on each other, and if it were to happen, and the hackers have really been successful in acquiring the files essential for the military strategies of the US, then that would create an advantage for North Korea.
What is evident here is that North Korea should not be underestimated because the strategies they employ and the extent of what they would do to strengthen their military forces is unknown. Who knows what they might learn to do that no other nation has discovered yet?