South Korean Spy Agency To Look Into Potential Cyber Terror Threats From North

  • Our Bureau
  • 11:11 AM, March 7, 2016
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South Korean Spy Agency will hold an emergency meeting to look into the government agency’s readiness against potential cyber terror threats from the North.

The meeting will be held on Tuesday and will be convened by Choi Jong-il, National Intelligence Service’ (NIS) third deputy chief in charge of industrial intelligence and cyber security affairs, Yonhap news agency reported Monday.

The meeting would be held as possibility became higher than ever for the DPRK to commit terrorist attacks in cyberspace against South Korea in protest against the international community's fresh sanctions on Pyongyang, the NIS was quoted as saying.

Hours after the UN Security Council's adoption of new sanctions resolution on the DPRK's latest nuclear test and rocket launch, Pyongyang fired six short-range projectiles into eastern waters last week in a show of anger at the fresh UN resolution.

Adding to Pyongyang's anger, South Korea and the United States kicked off their largest-ever joint annual war games on Monday, which the DPRK called "undisguised nuclear war drills." The DPRK threatened "pre-emptive and aggressive nuclear strikes" against South Korea and the U.S. mainland in protest against the spring drills.

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