December 05, 2023

New US cyber unit to coordinate responses against nation states like North Korea

Justice Department unit will break down ‘wall’ between criminal and national security investigations, expert says

The U.S. Justice Department has launched a new unit tasked with countering cyber threats, including from North Korean hackers, a move that one former U.S. intelligence official said was “a long time coming.”

The new National Security Cyber Section under the National Security Division (NSD) is aimed at strengthening intragovernmental coordination against the growing dangers posed by adversaries’ illicit cyber activities, the Justice Department stated in a press release on Tuesday.