A few days back (while I was immersed in yet another round of life's disruptions), a sensational story was making the rounds:
The Obama Administration, being super-smart, had been using cyber-attacks to disrupt the NorK missile program, causing missile tests to fail in various ways. And now the stupid Trump Administration was going to waste all this effort by, I dunno, not being smart enough to let the people who'd been doing the actual work continue to do their jobs or something.
Two points, here.
First of all, I don't believe it for a minute. When a Hermit Kingdom is trying to build its own large rockets, there will inevitably be many failures, spectacular and otherwise, because rocket plumbing is hard. It doesn't take some shadowy figure on the horizon brandishing some sort of cybergun to cause combustion instability, a turbopump failure, or any of the myriad other ills that experimental rockets are heir to.
A penchant for executing your top talent when something goes wrong doesn't help the learning process, either.
And the whole cyber-attack thing makes no sense, unless somehow generally-applicable CAD / mathematics / analysis software packages have been sabotaged to make large rocket designs come out wrong. Which would have interesting ramifications worldwide.
Secondly, if the story were true, this would be a truly evil thing to leak. Assuming such a program were in place, and effective, revealing its existence would immediately destroy its effectiveness. Is someone playing let's make sure Trump fails, though we destroy the country in order to save it?
Or... hm. Is this someone in the Trump Administration playing 4-dimensional chess? Is this a false leak of spurious information, intended to make the NorKs distrust all their computers, software, imported electronics, etc., and start over, re-inventing everything from scratch?