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North Korea infected infosec bods with backdoors via dodgy blog pages, Visual Studio files – Google

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Re: So much for the experts

You don't need general internet access to learn to hack. Anyone who grew up hacking before the mid-nineties can attest. They do have computers, and local networks, and their own state internet (but I doubt hacking one of the handful of propaganda sites is an advisable way of showing aptitude). You really don't need anything flashy to get the mindset right, to understand basic techniques, and bingo you're a 'talented hacker' ready to rapidly learn and develop specific current methodologies relating to foreign software environments. (Compare/contrast Equation Group hacking Iranian ICSs).

The motives and distractions are probably much more important. Presumably an officially atheistic state with only 109 years of history doesn't have 3 times as many highschool kids taking History and Religious Studies than do Computer Science, as mystifyingly happens in the UK.

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