Py­ongyang, North Korea

The Week (US) - - News 9 -

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.

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