North Korean cyber gangs are believed to have carried out a €4.3 million euro raid on Meath County Council last year.
According to The Irish Independent, a leading tech expert is warning that Irish firms including banks and utilities are being subjected to security attacks practically on a daily basis.
Ireland is seen as a target because of the number of multinationals here.
The escalating global war is being put down to the need for North Korea to fund itself in the face of UN and US sanctions. It's looking to cyber robbery as a means of generating revenue.
Investigators are looking into whether country was responsible for the attack on Meath County Council, which saw the funds frozen in Hong Kong minutes before they were due to be transferred.
It's understood hackers impersonated the local authority's CEO in the 'highly sophisticated attack.'