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posted by janrinok on Wednesday December 07 2016, @12:26AM   Printer-friendly
from the never-underestimate-your-enemy dept.

South Korea's military cyber command, set up to guard against hacking, appears to have been breached by North Korea, the military has said.

A spokesman told the BBC that classified information was thought to have been stolen, although it is not clear exactly what data was accessed.

The North has previously been accused of hacking into banks and media outlets but never the South's military. Pyongyang has in the past rejected allegations of cyber crime involvement.

"It seems the intranet server of the cyber command has been contaminated with malware. We found that some military documents, including confidential information, have been hacked," a military spokesman told South Korea's Yonhap news agency.

It is not clear whether low-grade documents or more important details like war plans were accessed.

The military said that the compromised section of its network was isolated once the attack was detected.

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  • (Score: 4, Interesting) by PinkyGigglebrain on Wednesday December 07 2016, @06:02AM

    by PinkyGigglebrain (4458) on Wednesday December 07 2016, @06:02AM (#438224)

    When I hear claims about NK hackers breaking into this company or that organization I always have to wonder. If there really is such a group of Super Wizard class hackers who can do all this stuff in NK how come it is always seems so easy to track their attacks back to them? If they really are that good why couldn't they erase their tracks or alter them to look like it came from somewhere else, like Russia or Iran.

    Not saying the NorKs don't have hackers, every country does now a days, but it just seems to be too convenient that all these major Internet attacks against SK and many other Asian entities all seem to track back to NK.

    More likely the victim just doesn't want to admit that they were fools and left the firewall passwords as defaults.

    "Beware those who would deny you Knowledge, For in their hearts they dream themselves your Master."
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  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday December 07 2016, @02:22PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday December 07 2016, @02:22PM (#438341)

    well there are countries were the government takes control ... of all: people, business, industry, etc.
    they mean business but they also have responsibilities.

    in other countries, the government is a job like any other but will special perks.
    mostly pushing paper and making propaganda.
    they aren't "really" in control because money rules and mostly
    stand in between the people and the business / industry.

    in the first case, hackers are direct subordinates of the government whilst in the second
    case, hackers and there "produce" are a asset that needs to be milked for profit.