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Hacker steals war plans

Hacker steals war plans

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South Korea is a hotbed of hacking and cyberwarfare attacks, but the most recent one a short while ago involved the theft of classified intelligence.

South Korea announced that it was investigating an attack that netted secret defense plans with the United States and rumour is that it may have been carried out by North Korea. The hacking occured when a South Korean officer failed to remove a USB device when he switched a military computer from a restricted access intranet to the Internet. These plans are said to include an overview of Washington and Seoul’s strategy in the event of war on the Korean Peninsula called OPLAN 5027 used to brief military officials.

“Eleven pages of Powerpoint slides explaining the war plan for visiting military officers have been hacked, not the whole content of the contingency plan,” a South Korean military official said.

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