North Korean hackers stole South Korean and U.S. war plans

North Korean hackers stole South Korean and U.S. war plans
A South Korean lawmaker sitting on his defense committee claims North Korean hackers have stolen some of the country’s most sensitive military documents – including a plan to kill North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.
South Korea’s Yonhap news agency reported that Rhee Cheol-hee, a member of the country’s ruling political party and a member of the sitting parliamentary defense committee, said the information stolen by North Korean hackers came from the country’s Defense Ministry.
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The hackers seem to be accessing plans for South Korea’s special forces, information on power plants and military facilities, and a contingency war plan co-created by the U.S. and South Korea.
The BBC said that South Korea’s defense ministry has refused to comment on the allegations. Press officer from the U.S. Department of Defense not willing to comment at the time of this article.
Rhee claims that about 235 gigabytes of military documents have been stolen from Defense Integrated Data Center and 80% of stolen documents have not been identified.
Apparently, the hack lasted last September. The South Korean government has announced that large amounts of data have been stolen from its system in May, and that North Korea may have been behind cyber theft, but the government has not specified what has been taken.
Since Korea elects the new President, Moon Jae-in, during the summer, the government may be willing to expose the wrong mistakes that took place under the previous administration of the now abused and kidnapped leader, Park Geun-hye.
North Korea denies the hacking claims.
However, Yonhap news agency reported that Seoul has pushed its cyber defense capabilities because it has suspected some attacks on its corporate website and the government has been hosted by the North Korean government in Pyongyang.
If the news were true, it would be useless to allay the global fear surrounding the potential that President Donald J. Trump and Kim Jong-un might actually start World War III (a trendy topic over the weekend on Twitter thanks to comments of resignation Senator Sen. Bob Corker).
Although never in the best of circumstances, the US and North Korea have been engaged in increasingly rousing rhetoric since the bad country and its dictatorial rulers began testing long-range missiles and declaring successful nuclear bombs.

While the new nuclear threat, North Korean hackers have been blamed for cyber attacks ranging from hacked Sony Pictures until this year due to horrific malware and ransomware attacks.
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