Funded by the military, students with secret identities prepare for cyber war against North Korea.
South Korea takes cyber war seriously. The defense ministry is funding a Cyber Defense curriculum at a Seoul based elite University. The courses are only identified by numbers and the students keep their identity secret.
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The students get a free eduction as cyber warrior for a seven year commitment to the military's cyberwarefare unit says a report on Reuters.
South and North Korea are technically still at war as the Korean war (1950-1953) ended in an armed truce. North Korea is believed to have a strong hacker army that has been blamed for several attacks not only in South Korea. South Korea estimates that North Korea's cyber army is comprised of 6,000 hackers.
The South is forced to catch up and the University program is one way to get qualified cyber warriors quickly. South Korea's cyber army has only 500 members so far.
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The Cyber Defense curriculum is aligned with Israel's elite Talpiot program, that nurtures talented people in technology and science.