According to Rhee Cheol-hee, a South Korean lawmaker, North Korean hackers have apparently stolen a large data cache of military documents from South Korea some of which contained plans to assassinate Kim Jong-un, the North Korean dictator.
The documents, among other things, contained wartime contingency plans which were made in conjunction with South Korean officials as well as reports of allies’ senior commanders.
The South Korean Defense Ministry has thus far refused to comment on the matter.
How the h*ll does a crappy little country like that, which can’t even really feed its own people, have the freaking technical prowess to pull of something like that? I mean those people have gotta be on dial-up or some sh*t, right?
Guess not. My misconceptions of that toilet of a country are out the freaking window.
As reported by BBC:
Plans for the South’s special forces were reportedly accessed, along with information on significant power plants and military facilities in the South.
Mr Rhee belongs to South Korea’s ruling party, and sits on its parliament’s defence committee. He said some 235 gigabytes of military documents had been stolen from the Defence Integrated Data Centre, and that 80% of them have yet to be identified.
The hack took place in September last year. In May, South Korea said a large amount of data had been stolen and that North Korea may have instigated the cyber attack – but gave no details of what was taken.
North Korea denied the claim.
South Korea’s Yonhap news agency reports that Seoul has been subject to a barrage of cyber attacks by its communist neighbour in recent years, with many targeting government websites and facilities.
The isolated state is believed to have specially-trained hackers based overseas, including in China.
North Korea has accused South Korea of “fabricating” the claims.
News that Pyongyang is likely to have accessed the Seoul-Washington plans for all-out war in the Koreas will do nothing to soothe tensions between the US and North Korea.