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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has dispersed an army of hackers across the globe, ordering them to dig up cash for his nuclear and ballistic missile programs.   © Reuters
International relations

North Korea's cybertroops span the globe in quest for cash

Kim Jong Un's hackers work from 10 to 7 and take an hour off for lunch

JIRO YOSHINO, Nikkei staff writer | North Korea

TOKYO -- How good are Kim Jong Un's hackers?

While the world prepares for an unprecedented meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and the North Korean leader, and while analysts discuss the chances of denuclearization, there is much more to North Korea's clandestine activities.

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