South Korea, U.S., Japan Coordinate on North Korean Cyber Threats

SEOUL, South Korea - In a collaborative effort to address cybersecurity threats, South Korea, the United States, and Japan shared information regarding North Korea's cryptocurrency theft and other malicious cyber activities. This exchange occurred during a virtual meeting of their national security officials on Tuesday.

According to Yonhap News Agency, The meeting was led by South Korea's Deputy National Security Adviser In Seong-hwan, U.S. Deputy National Security Adviser for Cyber and Emerging Technologies Anne Neuberger, and Deputy Head of Japan's National Security Secretariat Keiichi Ichikawa. The presidential office of South Korea provided details of the meeting in a press release.

The officials discussed North Korea's cyber activities aimed at funding its nuclear and missile programs. This included cryptocurrency theft and fundraising efforts by IT workers. They agreed to work closely to block such activities in the future. Furthermore, they explored ways to expand trilateral cooperation on cybersecurity issues, which is anticipated to reduce the level of North Korea's cyber threats.

This meeting underscores the increasing importance of international collaboration in addressing cybersecurity challenges, particularly those posed by state-sponsored activities.

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