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Would cyberattacks be likely in a U.S.-North Korea conflict? Here’s what we know.

| Nov. 21, 2017

Overview

North Korea’s 3,000 to 6,000 hackers and the 10 to 20 percent of its military budget going toward online operations mean the country’s cyberthreat to the United States stands only behind that of China, Russia and Iran. If the current tensions continue to escalate, could the United States or North Korea use their cyber-capabilities as a “force multiplier” to conventional military systems?

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For Academic Citation: Nadiya Kostyuk and Yuri M. Zhukov.“Would cyberattacks be likely in a U.S.-North Korea conflict? Here’s what we know..” The Washington Post, November 21, 2017.