NORTH Korea’s latest nuclear test missile exploded five seconds after launch yesterday because of an American cyber attack, experts believe.
They say US agents may have infected the hi-tech electronics in tyrant Kim Jong-un’s rocket with an undetectable virus that caused a massive malfunction.
North Korea fired the missile in defiance of President Trump sending a naval task force to the region.
Tyrant Kim Jong-un ordered the provocative launch from near the port city of Sinpo yesterday.
It exploded 4-5 seconds after take-off, humiliating the North Korean despot in the eyes of the world.
Experts later said it was possible the medium-range ballistic rocket, thought to be a Nodong, was brought down by a US cyber attack.
North Korea is forced to import the high-tech electronics used in its missiles.
US agents are believed to have infiltrated the supply chain and may have planted undetectable “malware” viruses inside Kim’s missiles.
As soon as a launch was detected, a signal could have been delivered to the infected component via satellite from the US National Security Agency headquarters in Maryland.
Defence analyst Paul Beaver said: “It is perfectly feasible the US brought down this missile.
“Their cyber warfare capabilities are now highly advanced.
“As soon as military satellites watching Sinpo detected an imminent launch, a team at the National Security Agency would have got to work.
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