Pyongyang Hackers Could Be Major Threat In The Future, Parliament Says

News broke today that despite the North Korean cyber-threat to the UK remaining below that of Russia and China, a new parliamentary Defence Committee report has claimed that in the future this may not be the case. It reiterated the view that the WannaCry ransomware attack which decimated large parts of the NHS was carried out by the Kim Jong-Un regime, but that the UK was not its intended target. Andy Norton, Director of Threat Intelligence at Lastline commented below.

Andy Norton, Director of Threat Intelligence at Lastline:

“It’s encouraging to see the UK Government acknowledge the need for ever-improving cyber defences as cyberspace becomes increasingly critical to the UK and the range of cyber-threats intensify, regardless of who may be the perpetrator.  They highlight the lack of sufficient numbers of skilled cyber-staff as a concern for the UK’s cyber-capability development.

This is the challenge ahead; We need to protect more, with less people. This will drive the adoption of behavioural intelligence and automation as core components of defence in depth.”

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