In an article published in the country’s largest daily newspaper on Tuesday, North Korea said it would wage a cyber war against the U.S. to hasten its ruin. Such bellicose threats are fairly common in North Korean media and aren’t always followed by action, but when it comes to cyber attacks, the country has been blamed for several large attacks in the past.
Most have been against South Korea, but the country was also publicly accused by the U.S. government of being behind last year’s devastating attack against Sony Pictures.
“The DPRK can react to any forms of wars, operations and battles sought by the U.S. imperialists,” the article said, using the acronym for the country’s official name, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.
“It is the firm determination of the DPRK to wage Korean-style cyber war to hasten the final ruin of the U.S. and the forces following it, who attempted to bring down the former with the cyber war,” it said.
North Korea is just trying to act like a bully even though it has almost nothing in its arsenal to scare the world other than being highly irrational.