Remember Bugbear, the 2002 E-mail Virus of the Year? Bugbear was the first email virus that personalized messages, and could infect your computer, even if you didn’t open the message. North Korea?
Earlier this year, South Korea has suffered through an assault on government computers at the National Assembly and an atomic research center. cranking out hackers for decades. And they’re darned good. They creamed the world at Nippon’s computer games in ‘98 and ‘99, though accused of cheating.
Park Chan-Mo works for North Korea. He notes: “Their software development skill matches that of advanced countries.”
South Korean officials add that the North has 600 programmers aimed at the US and South Korea.
If you’re a James Bond villain, what’s not to like? It’s cheap… easy… and fingerprint-free.
Savvy admins are rapidly securing their weakest links: mail servers.