Cyber Warfare: A cheap alternative

The recent US Department of Defence Report on North Korea has unveiled the growing threat of North Korea's Offensive Cyber Operations capabilities. The report states that since 2009, there have been several Denial of Service attacks on South Korean businesses, military and government websites. There was also a larger attack on South Korean media and banking networks in 2013. The cost-effective characteristic of cyber attacks make it a viable instrument in the catalogue of offensive military options. This new strategy and level of engagement must not be underestimated by South Korean defence strategists as it is likely to grow in scale and power.


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