[ISN] NORKS hacker corps reaches 5, 900 sworn cyber soldiers – report

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/07/07/north_korea_employs_6000_leet_hackers_source_claims/ By Darren Pauli The Register 7 July 2014 North Korea has doubled the number of government hackers it employed over the last two years according to military sources from the South. The allegations claim 5900 “elite” personnel were employed in Pyongyang’s hacking unit, up from 3000 in 2012. The hackers had their crosshairs firmly fixed on Seoul but operate from bureaux in China, the source told the Yonhap News Agency. “The communist country operates a hacking unit under its General Bureau of Reconnaissance, which is home to some 1200 professional hackers,” the source told the agency. […]