February 22, 2024

Hackers likely helped North Korea build hypersonic missile: UN report

Draft report says DPRK may have obtained technical know-how for advanced weapon through cyberattack

North Korean hackers have likely stolen or acquired technical know-how for the development of one of its hypersonic missiles, according to a draft report by the U.N. Panel of Experts on North Korea.

The DPRK tested the Hwasong-8 hypersonic glider in Sept. 2021, a significant upgrade to its weapons arsenal that experts say could be much more difficult to detect and intercept once fully deployed.