War plans including assassination plan stolen by North Korean hackers

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War plans including assassination plan stolen by North Korean hackers

North Korean hackers have stolen the joint South Korean-US plans for war with the north, including plans to assassinate North Korean leader Kim Jung Un according to an FT report quoting South Korea's Democratic party.

North Korean hackers have stolen the joint South Korean-US  plans for war with the north, including plans to assassinate North Korean leader Kim Jung Un according to an FT report quoting Lee Cheol-hee, a member of South Korea's Democratic party.

A defence data centre was apparently broken into in September last year, with some 235 gigabytes of data stolen, including Operational plan 5015, the latest plan for war with North Korea, though 80 percent of the documents are yet to be identified said Lee. They believed to include information on significant power plants and military facilities in the South, reports to the allies' senior commanders, and details on special forces,  but the South Korean military have not given any confirmation of these reports.

North Korea's cyber-warfare units have been blamed for various state attacks, with GCHQ suggesting the country may have been responsible for WannaCry,  while FireEye says it has been attempting to steal bitcoin from South Korean exchanges, and the North Korean Lazarus group is thought by some to be behind the hack of the Swift banking system, as well as the Sony hacks which were believed in revenge for The Interview film ridiculing North Korea's  leader.

This article originally appeared at scmagazineuk.com

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