As the energy sector becomes more dependent on technology, it becomes increasingly exposed to cyberattacks. According to the World Energy Council's report, cyberattacks have the potential to cross from the cyber realm to the physical world, causing massive operational failures.
Increased reports of North Korean cyberattacks on South Korea websites continue to show how the DPRK is becoming more powerful in the domain of cyberspace. Back in 2015, South Korea blamed the DPRK for conducting cyberattacks on Korea Hydro and Nuclear Power Ltd and Korea Electric Power Corporation.