December 10, 2022

North Korean hackers could boost country’s space program: US defense department

New US report finds DPRK cyberattacks on aerospace industries could strengthen weapons and space development

North Korea’s cyber operations could strengthen the country’s fledgling space program if left unchecked, according to a new U.S. government report.

The Defense Intelligence Agency’s (DIA) latest report on space-based challenges, which focuses on threats from North Korea, Russia, China and Iran, also reiterates previous U.S. assessments that Pyongyang can test ballistic missile technology “under the guise of peaceful use of space.”