South Korea’s military probes suspected North Korean hacking on defence suppliers
Seoul: South Korea’s military has opened an investigation into alleged Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (North Korea) hacking attempts on local defence suppliers, Yonhap quoted an official source on Friday. “We have learned that unknown emails disguised as those from the defence procurement agency were sent to local defence suppliers and arms trading agencies,” the source said.
“We are leading the investigation with the assumption that they could be North Korea’s hacking attempts on defence firms.” The emails were asking the companies to join a survey on government subsidies to be offered to help defence manufacturers take part in a defence exhibition, according to the official. He said the emails were carrying malicious codes as file attachments, which, when downloaded, allow hacking attacks and results in data leaks. Last month, South Korea’s key builder of naval warships Hanjin Heavy Industries & Construction Co. came under a hacking attack supposedly launched by North Korea and had their online data leaked before the military opened a probe. Xinhua
South Korea military believes that North Korea may be hacking into South Korean