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Submission + - Why North Korea Isn't Behind The Cyberattacks

vivIsel writes: Anonymous cyber policy blogger Cyberwonk makes a provocative claim about the July 4 cyberattacks on South Korea and the U.S.: that North Korea may not have launched them.

"The press loves a good villain, and so the story seems to make intuitive sense: the nuke-testing, IBCM-firing, SCUD-launching North Koreans launch a cyberattack in yet another moment of classic brinksmanship to protest the United Nations, US imperialism, ROK aggression, and prove their own might. The progression is obvious. Right? Not really."

Cyberwonk's six reasons why we may have it wrong start with two fundamental problems: cyber attacks, unlike missle launches, don't enhance Kim's standing inside a completely unwired country. And if he wanted to make waves outside his own borders, he would have claimed credit for the attacks — which he didn't.

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