Re: North Korea is ramping up its cyber spying efforts ..
"Luckly, we here in free world have the American NSA and British GCHQ to protect us .."
Well, if it's any consolation, there is the US NSA, the US DoD, the US DHS and more "protecting us".
For every charm there is a countercharm.
For every mousetrap, there is a smarter mouse.
To be honest, today's weapon of WMD is an exceptionally cheap one. Education and network access. No Manhattan project, no adding hydrogen species to the mixture, simple network access and education.
I'm an information security professional and one with US DoD experience watching raw logs.
We'll suffice it to say that I'm rather alarmed, not by this, just overall open atmosphere nuclear testing of information warfare.
The harm that can result from some actions *can* result in the use of WMD's.
For, all sides are village idiots and insist upon pushing things in some ways. It'll only take one off programme individual or group to run it all off of civilized information warfare into ruins.
As in, the nuclear clock should be two seconds from midnight.
Worse, I'm an optimist in my field.