December 05, 2023

US, South Korea and Japan to form council to counter North Korean cyber threats

Trilateral forum represents significant step in institutional cybersecurity cooperation, experts say

The U.S., South Korea and Japan will establish a new forum to coordinate responses to illicit North Korean cyber operations that fund its nuclear program, Seoul’s presidential office announced Monday.

The Office of National Security said in a press release that the high-level trilateral consultative body will seek to strengthen “practical joint response capabilities” against global cyber threats, including “measures to block cyber activities that are abused as major sources of funds for North Korea’s weapons development, such as nuclear and WMD.”