February 22, 2024

North Korea and Russia, notorious for hacking, team up on cybersecurity proposal

Expert says treaty draft submitted to UN is a ‘non-starter’ without universal verification and compliance systems

North Korea has thrown its weight behind a Russian effort to shore up global cyber “stability and security,” Moscow announced Tuesday, forming an unlikely coalition of states better known for instigating cyberattacks than stopping them.

Belarus, Syria and Nicaragua also joined the two to submit the Concept of the U.N. Convention on Ensuring International Information Security (IIS) on Monday as an official document of the U.N. General Assembly’s ongoing 77th session, the Russian foreign ministry said in a press release.