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US, Korea enter cyber cooperation deal

The U.S. and South Korea have agreed to establish a "Strategic Cybersecurity Cooperation Framework," which seeks to crack down on cyber adversaries, especially North Korea, which has been leveraging illicit cyber activity proceeds to support its nuclear weapons program, according to The Record, a news site by cybersecurity firm Recorded Future.

Such a framework also intends to better protect critical infrastructure organizations, as well as cryptocurrency and blockchain apps, according to a joint U.S. and South Korea statement.

"President Biden and I agreed on getting the ball rolling on discussions about expanding our alliance into cyber and space by applying the mutual defense treaty in cyberspace and in space as well. We have also agreed that the strategic cybersecurity cooperation framework … will serve as the foundation on which we address cyber threats together and boost cooperation and information sharing, collection and analysis," said South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol during his visit to the White House.

Victoria Willis

Victoria Willis is an editor for SC Media.

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