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    Re: White House among targets of sweeping cyber attack

    And who might these pro-Pyongyang forces be?

    I mean, seriously, look at how backward and North Korea is. Is North Korea really CAPABLE of producing cyberterrorism? Is cyberterrorism really on the fore-front of their agenda? Think about it.

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    Re: White House among targets of sweeping cyber attack

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    For once, we agree, except I think we need to bomb Pyongyang. This is an act of war.
    Well then we can retaliate with an "act of war" on their computers. There's no need to get violent, especially since bombing is an extremely crude and ineffective way of dealing with something like cyberterrorism.
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    Re: White House among targets of sweeping cyber attack

    Quote Originally Posted by Liz Peeps View Post
    And who might these pro-Pyongyang forces be?

    I mean, seriously, look at how backward and North Korea is. Is North Korea really CAPABLE of producing cyberterrorism? Is cyberterrorism really on the fore-front of their agenda? Think about it.
    If lone 15-year-old high school kids can perpetrate cyberattacks for no apparent reason other than they're bored, then a nation-state with a population in the millions could certainly do it.
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    Re: White House among targets of sweeping cyber attack

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    If lone 15-year-old high school kids can perpetrate cyberattacks for no apparent reason other than they're bored, then a nation-state with a population in the millions could certainly do it.
    A nation with a population that is deprived from television, from free media, from computers, from the internet, even from electricity? yeah, good luck producing computer literate hackers in a country with barely any tech infrastructure at all.

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    Re: White House among targets of sweeping cyber attack

    Quote Originally Posted by Liz Peeps View Post
    A nation with a population that is deprived from television, from free media, from computers, from the internet, even from electricity? yeah, good luck producing computer literate hackers in a country with barely any tech infrastructure at all.
    Again...15-year-old high school kids can do it for no reason other than they're bored. It doesn't take much. A nation-state with a few thousand people who dedicate their lives to cyberterrorism would certainly be able to do it.
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    Re: White House among targets of sweeping cyber attack

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    Again...15-year-old high school kids can do it for no reason other than they're bored. It doesn't take much. A nation-state with a few thousand people who dedicate their lives to cyberterrorism would certainly be able to do it.
    What I'm saying is that it would be far more likely for this person to have grown up OUTSIDE of North Korea. Go watch some videos about how ****ty living in North Korea is, it's like they've never left the 50s.

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    Re: White House among targets of sweeping cyber attack

    Quote Originally Posted by Liz Peeps View Post
    What I'm saying is that it would be far more likely for this person to have grown up OUTSIDE of North Korea.
    Even a poor country like North Korea has a handful of highly educated people that are in charge of things like technology. If they didn't, the whole country would collapse.

    Quote Originally Posted by Liz Peeps
    Go watch some videos about how ****ty living in North Korea is, it's like they've never left the 50s.
    You seem to be implying that just because the AVERAGE North Korean isn't computer literate, that there is NO ONE in North Korea who is capable of perpetrating such an attack. The average North Korean can't build a nuclear bomb either, but that didn't stop the state from acquiring them.
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    Re: White House among targets of sweeping cyber attack

    no that's not what im saying, i will rarely say things are impossible. if you look CLOSELY and actually ****ing pay attention, you'll see that i said "most likely"

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    Re: White House among targets of sweeping cyber attack

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    If lone 15-year-old high school kids can perpetrate cyberattacks for no apparent reason other than they're bored, then a nation-state with a population in the millions could certainly do it.
    and a 15 year old can spoof the attack to make it look like it came from North Korea........

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    Re: White House among targets of sweeping cyber attack

    Quote Originally Posted by Liz Peeps View Post
    no that's not what im saying, i will rarely say things are impossible. if you look CLOSELY and actually ****ing pay attention, you'll see that i said "most likely"
    Then I'm not sure what point you're trying to make (or why you're being so hostile about it). You questioned if North Korea was capable of perpetrating such an attack...the answer is most definitely yes, as there are a handful of very computer-literate North Koreans.

    As far as the LIKELIHOOD of the attack originating in North Korea versus somewhere else...that depends on the evidence to which neither you nor I have access. So I don't know how you can even speculate about that, other than that the South Korean intelligence community seems to be convinced that North Korea was responsible.
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