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Hacker Attacks on Cheong Wa Dae on the Rise




Hacker Attacks on Cheong Wa Dae on the Rise
Hacker Attacks on Cheong Wa Dae on the Rise



http://english.chosun.com/site/data/html_dir/2010/11/04/2010110401076.html 

The Chosum Ilbo
Nov. 04, 2010 

Cyber attacks targeting the computers of Cheong Wa Dae officials are 
increasing as the G20 Summit in Seoul approaches, officials say. Even 
the home computers of senior Cheong Wa Dae officials have apparently 
become targets.

Officials believe North Korean hackers based in China are behind the 
attacks. "North Korean hackers are increasingly accessing the website of 
the G20 Summit preparatory committee," said one Cheong Wa Dae official. 
"They appear to be gathering data of lower importance, but we are 
keeping our eyes open for any sudden moves."

As the hacking attempts intensify, officials are changing their 
computers every six months, and security officials at the presidential 
office are having their cars screened every month for bugs planted by 
North Korean agents.

According to the National Intelligence Service, North Korea has a 
1,000-strong hacker unit. There have been 9,200 hacking attempts 
targeting the computers of the G20 Summit preparatory committee and 
other government agencies this year. Since June, the government has been 
running a special cyber defense team to prevent attacks against major 
private and public computer networks.

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