The U.S. State Department says that the ongoing review of U.S. policy toward North Korea will also take into account cyber threats posed by the country.
Department spokesperson Ned Price made the remarks on Wednesday in a press briefing when asked about the U.S.' indictment of three North Korean hackers for alleged criminal activities.
Price said that the review will take into account the "totality of the malign activity and the threats that are emanating from North Korea."
The spokesperson said that most frequently, the U.S. speaks of North Korea's nuclear and ballistic missile program, but, its malicious cyber activity is something the U.S. is carefully evaluating and looking at as well.
The remarks came shortly after the U.S. Justice Department unveiled its indictment of three North Korean hackers on a wide range of criminal activities.