North Korea Launching Cyberattacks on U.S. Utility Companies

Oct 11, 2017

A private cybersecurity company has issued a report detailing the attempts by hackers connected to the North Korean government to hack into U.S. utility companies for the purpose of inserting malware into their computers. This seems to confirm the growing concern among the intelligence community that North Korea has developed the capability to attack the U.S. infrastructure.

What makes this even more worrisome is the threat of Kim Jong Un will use a nuclear weapon in an Electro Magnetic Pulse attack on the electrical grids in the United States. If such an attack was successful the majority of the U.S. infrastructure would be destroyed for years and millions would die.