December 05, 2023

North Korean factory poster urges cyber safety as country’s hacking threat grows

State TV briefly shows poster with cyber terms like 'spyware,' providing glimpse into domestic education on cyberattacks

North Korean television provided a glimpse this week into domestic cybersecurity education in the country notorious for its hacking syndicates, showing a poster at a factor bearing buzzwords ranging from “spyware” to “backdoor.”

A brief shot during a special program about the Ryongsong Machine Complex in the northeastern city of Hamhung shows the poster on the wall of a room where workers are receiving training, in what appears to be an attempt to promote basic cyber literacy in workplaces alongside other efforts to improve IT education.