How did Boris approach Captain Park?

In the SBS 'I want to know' broadcast on the 2nd, under the subtitle 'Phantom that Sets Trap - Spy in the Dark', the North Korean agent Boris and North Korea cyberattack were highlighted.

CEO Kim, who was running a lottery distributor and cryptocurrency exchange, got to know a man named Boris six years ago.

And he was suddenly arrested one day.

Kim's family and acquaintances said that everything was because of Boris.

CEO Kim got tips on coin information and investment methods through Boris, and he also received more than 600 million won in the name of investment.

One day, when his dependence on Boris increased, CEO Kim received a strange request from him.

Boris ordered CEO Kim to purchase hidden cameras, deliver goods, and assemble machines related to computer hacking.

And the watch-shaped hidden camera sent by CEO Kim was delivered to an apartment in the province, and it was received by Captain Park, who has a tall physique and appearance.

In fact, he too was being directed by Boris.

Boris solves Captain Park's money problem and asks for a photo.

In addition, he demanded a military secret from Captain Park to give him virtual currency, and Captain Park could not resist the temptation and handed the military secret to Boris.

CEO Kim and Captain Park, who acted under the direction of Boris, who did not know his face or name, were arrested in April on charges of violating national security.

The two men were subordinated to North Korea to steal military secrets.

And Boris, who seduced them with money, turned out to be a North Korean agent, and he disappeared suddenly after the two were arrested.

So, how could Boris know the situation between the two of them, approach them and control them?

From a former FBI agent who has been tracking criminals like Boris, the crew said that Boris may be linked to more surprising crimes, and that he may not be the only one.

Based on the programs and devices used by Boris, experts speculated that he was most likely a North Korean hacker.

The investigative agency also assumed that he was a hacker operating in Cambodia.

The crew went to Cambodia to track down Boris.

As a result, it was possible to find a place where people believed to be North Korean hackers in the past lived in a community.

16 North Korean youths who introduced themselves as IT workers were deported around the same time, and local media reported that they were deported while operating an illegal gambling site.

Former FBI analyst Nick Carlson said the US hacking of Sony Pictures was the most shocking of the past crimes committed by North Korean hackers.

In 2014, Sony Pictures made a movie 'The Interview' about the assassination of Kim Jong-un, but it was hacked and the movie could not be released.

Also, in 2016, cash was withdrawn from ATM machines at convenience stores in Japan without permission, and it was reported that $1 billion (about KRW 1.133 trillion) was transferred in an instant from a Bangladeshi state-owned bank.

At the center of it was a famous North Korean hacker named Park Jin-hyuk.

Many domestic cybersecurity experts who are silently at war with North Korea's hacker forces have warned that their crimes could return with greater risk.

A North Korean expert said that most of the profits they earn from cybercrime are used for nuclear tests.

An expert said, "What can North Korea do to earn foreign currency? Most of the income from selling drugs and cyber terrorism is earned. This money flows directly into Room 39 of the Labor Party, which is the organization that manages the funds for the reign of Kim Jong-il and Kim Jong-un." explained.

Nick Carlson said, "It's crazy that North Korea commits so many crimes that it can't punish them. The only government-level organization is North Korea. Cyber ​​terrorism is the golden goose that lays golden eggs for them. So it won't stop."

Lastly, the broadcast shows North Korea's hacking crimes, where the rewards for success are much larger than the cost, and as long as such easy economic gains are guaranteed, they will not stop the crime and will become more sophisticated over time and will penetrate into our daily lives. It can jeopardize our daily lives as much as nuclear and missile attacks,” he warned.

In response, he emphasized the need for serious discussion and contemplation on what might be the secret to preventing North Korea's cyber attacks. 

(SBS Entertainment News Editor Kim Hyo-jung)