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North Korea ramping up cyber attacks on U.S. infrastructure, industry

North Korea is ramping up its cyber warfare against the United States, having already targeted the aerospace industry, financial services and critical infrastructure, according to the Department of Homeland Security.

A joint statement from DHS and the FBI said: “The North Korean government malicious cyber activity noted in these alerts is part of a long-term campaign of cyber-enabled operations that impact the U.S. Government and its citizens.

“Working closely with our interagency, industry and international partners, DHS is constantly working to arm network defenders with the tools they need to identify, detect and disrupt state and non-state actors targeting the networks and systems of our country and our allies.”

The release noted further that the North Koreans were using malware called “DeltaCharlie” in hack attacks.

The code name for the hacks is “Hidden Cobra,” U.S. officials have said.

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Jon E. Dougherty is a political, foreign policy and national security analyst and reporter with nearly 30 years of experience in both fields. A U.S. Army veteran of Operation Enduring Freedom, he holds BA in Political Science from Ashford University and an MA in National Security Studies/Intelligence Analysis from American Military University.

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