Since North Korea is already subject to several U.N. sanctions due to its nuclear and missile programmes, Park predicted that if Pyongyang conducts

the test, the Security Council will approve a "much stronger, more tightly braided" resolution that included measures aimed at its hackers.

"there has to be more stronger sanctions for North Korean IT personnel stationed abroad collecting money through criminal cyber hacking operations."

Thousands of hackers have been organised by North Korea, according to the United States and South Korea, to steal money,

The foreign ministry of North Korea has refuted this charge and stated that its military programmes are for self-defense.

This week, a number of American officials, including Anne Neuberger, the deputy national security adviser for cyber and emerging technology, 

visited South Korea to talk about how to react to the North's recent weapons tests and how to restart the stalled denuclearization negotiations.

Since 2006, North Korea has conducted six nuclear tests. Additionally, it has conducted tests on ballistic missiles that can reach the United States.