South Korean Students see Cyber Attack as top North Korean threat
According to a recent survey of South Korean university students, about 60 percent believe that an attack from North Korea is likely, with the largest threat being a cyber attack.
Recently Professor Yu Jae-du at Mokwon University polled 236 college students concerning the likelihood of a North Korean attack. His findings, announced on Monday showed that most students believed North Korea would most likely attack the South with some form of cyber attack:
“59% believing the most likely attack was cyberterror, followed by a bomb attack (53%), a chemical or biological attack (47%), a nuclear attack (43%), and an attack on airplane (11%).”
The largest concern according to the feedback being a Denial of Service attack. “University students have grown up with and been familiar with computers from a young age, so they see cyberterror such as a direct denial of service attack as the greatest risk from North Korea,” said Professor Yu.
North Korea has a very strong cyber war force. But of all the different types of computer related attacks – like public infrastructure attacks, sabotage, espionage, and cyber crime – it is interesting to see the greatest concern of Korea’s future leaders is Denial of Service type attacks.
Then again, S. Korea is the most wired nation in the world to the point of having abandoned textbooks in all public schools in favor of tablets.