Pyongyang, North Korea
Assassination plans stolen: Hackers from North Korea stole a large cache of military documents from South Korea, including U.S.– South Korean plans to assassinate North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in the event of war, a South Korean lawmaker said this week. Rhee Cheol-hee, a member of the South’s governing Democratic Party, said the hack took place last year but that he only recently learned of its scale. He added that the military has not yet identified 80 percent of the 235 gigabytes of stolen data. The hack hit 3,200 computers, including hundreds in the South Korean military’s internal network, which is supposed to be cut off from the internet. South Korea’s defense ministry and the Pentagon refused to comment on Rhee’s disclosure.