North Korea maintains a hacking base in China, the UK Parliament’s Defence Select Committee has been told, while government snooping body GCHQ struggles to retain “cyber-staff”. Then there’s the slightly greater concern that the communist nation could nuke Britain “within a few years”. The House of Commons’ Defence Committee published its latest report, Rash or rational? North Korea and the threat it poses today. As well as setting out the Norks’ nuclear, cyber and chemical weapons capability, the committee called for greater funding for British cyber-defences – while staunchly insisting that cutting funds from conventional armed forces is not the way to do this.
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ORIGINAL SOURCE: The Register