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Will Kim Jong Un be for cyberwarfare what his dad was for nukes?

Taylor Armerding | Dec. 22, 2011
Security experts have differing views on what the death of Kim Jong Il will mean for the future of cyberattacks.

McGraw says the kind of attacks that might come from North Korea, are the kinds of things that Google and Amazon probably wouldn't even notice, and if they did, they would have no trouble shutting them down."

He says while cyberwar should be taken seriously, some of the fears about it are the result of hype.

North Korea, he says, has much more serious internal problems to confront.

"Why are we wringing our hands over cyberwar?" he asks. "We ought to be wringing our hands over the fact that they can't even feed their own people."

 

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