Egyptian billionaire Naguib Sawiris, chairman of Orascom TMT Holding, speaks during the Egypt Economic Development Conference (EEDC) in Sharm el-Sheikh, in the South Sinai governorate, south of Cairo, March 14, 2015. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh
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North Korea's increasingly aggressive hackers are now going after one of the few foreign companies that has been willing to work with the intransigent regime.The hacking adds to growing troubles for Orascom's business venture in North Korea.Since Orascom now competes with North Korea's state-run firm, hackers may have sought to gather intelligence to help the regime gain an edge in business and negotiations.North Korea's hackers have become an increasingly strategic part of the country's survival.North Korea is estimated to operate hundreds to thousands of hackers stealing secrets and generating hard currency.
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