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White House weighs North Korean cyber retaliation

“The nuclear side, shooting a rocket over Japan — they’re all very in-your-face activities,” said John Dickson, principal of the Denim Group and a former U.S. Air Force officer.

If North Korea wanted to make a point or exert power in a deniable way, Dickson said, the U.S. could expect to see more hacking activity.

“The nature of that type of attack gives one pause,” he said in an interview. “You can get away with it, or at least make it so confusing that the defenders are not going to retaliate.”


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