Cyber War, III–Back to the Future!
From the Chosun Ilbo:
“North Korea has faxed propaganda material to a large number of South Korean organizations and businesses, shifting the blame for its artillery attack on Yeonpyeong Island to the South Korean and U.S. governments in an attempt to foster conflict between conservatives and progressives here.”
Propaganda via fax?! In 2011?
Apparently this is no aberration. As we observed in an earlier post, North Korea subsequently trained its fax machines on South Korean NGOs, appealing for aid.
If anything, it is a sad commentary on the state of telecommunications in the North, and the regime’s continued discomfort with the potential implications of greater citizen access. Maybe the guys from Orascom could give them some insights into that phenomenon.