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originally posted by: Zaphod58
a reply to: luthier
Not all of this is coming from the military though. A staggering amount comes off contractor computers. A lot of what China got over the last few years came from contractors and sub contractors of various programs.
originally posted by: loam
a reply to: AndyFromMichigan
From last year:
A US Army general says North Korea has some of the world's best hackers
North Korea has approximately 6,000 trained hackers in its military ranks, a defector from the country told the BBC. The defector taught computer science at a Pyongyang University and said many of his former students went on to the hacking unit known as Bureau 121.
See also: North Korean hackers 'could kill', warns key defector
...He estimated that between 10% to 20% of the regime's military budget is being spent on online operations.
Nope. Shouldn't be underestimated at all.