Cybercrime funds half of North Korea’s missile program, US official says
Increase in US estimate from one-third may reflect rising costs as other finance sources dry up, expert tells NK News
North Korea’s illicit cyber activities finance half of its missile development, a senior U.S. cybersecurity official said Wednesday, up from last year’s estimate of one-third.
“The North Koreans are funding … half of their missile program by crypto heists and cyber efforts,” Anne Neuberger, deputy national security adviser for cyber and emerging technology, said at a forum organized by the nonprofit Special Competitive Studies Project.
Neuberger previously stated in July that cyber activities fund “up to a third” of the missile program’s costs, and she did not elaborate on Wednesday about how
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