The Glorious People’s Republic of North Korea is developing Russian-made electromagnetic pulse weapons to disable all the electronic equipment in South Korea.
Announcements like this often come from the office of the office of North Korean ex-girlfriend murderer Kim Jong-Un. Normally we file them in our “we have discovered a unicorn basket” for slow news days but this time they come from the South Korean spooks who have spotted the technology being deployed.
According to the Sydney Morning Herald, the National Intelligence Service (NIS) said in a report to parliament that the North had purchased Russian electromagnetic pulse (EMP) weaponry to develop its own versions.
EMP weapons damage electronic equipment and can cause damage including to aircraft. It also means that at a press of a button Kim Jong-Un can switch off every tablet and smartphone in the South and show the Imperialist lap-dogs what it is like to live in North Korea.
Kim Jong-Un sees cyber-attacks as an all-purpose weapon along with nuclear weapons and missiles and is trying to hack into smartphones and lure South Koreans into becoming informants.
North Korea is believed to run an elite cyberwarfare unit of 3,000 people and staged thousands of cyber attacks against the South in recent years, causing financial losses of about $805 million.