North Korea scores well in the Harvard Cyber Warfare Capability Index released Wednesday.
The Kennedy School’s Belfer Center’s Cyber Power Index of 30 Countries ranked North Korea 14th overall, but infamously ranked first in the financial sector.
The index measures cyber capabilities in eight categories: financial, surveillance, intelligence, commercial, defense, information management, subversive, and normative.
The United States, China, and Russia rank in the top three, while South Korea ranks seventh in overall cyber power. However, when it comes to the ability to steal money using cyber power, North Korea comes first, followed by China and Vietnam.
This includes using cyber operations such as “cyber-mediated theft including ransomware, ransoms demanded to keep information obtained from data breaches from being made public, and attacks on the digital infrastructure of financial institutions.” is accumulated.
When it comes to cyber defense, North Korea ranks last, but when it comes to the destructive power of its cyber capabilities, it ranks fifth, behind the United States, Russia, China, the United Kingdom, and Iran.
https://english.chosun.com/site/data/html_dir/2022/09/30/2022093001616.html North Korea tops cyber warfare index – Chosun Ilbo : Daily News from Korea