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North Korea spyware targets South's army




North Korea spyware targets South's army
North Korea spyware targets South's army



http://news.theage.com.au/world/north-korea-spyware-targets-souths-army-20080902-47wp.html 

The Age
September 2, 2008

North Korea has tried to hack into the computers of South Korean army 
officers, officials said, one week after disclosing an espionage case 
involving a woman posing as a defector.

An email sent to "many" officers contained a hacking program designed 
automatically to steal stored files if the recipient opens it, a South 
Korean defence ministry spokesman said.

A colonel was among those who have received the email virus since June.

The ministry said no classified information had been leaked.

"It is impossible for hackers to break into the computer system of our 
military which operates a separate intra network," a spokesman told AFP.

But the North's cyber attack prompted the army to update its 
anti-hacking software and officers had been asked not to store sensitive 
data on their personal computers, he said.

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