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Defense Committee Staffers' E-mails Hacked




Defense Committee Staffers' E-mails Hacked
Defense Committee Staffers' E-mails Hacked



http://english.chosun.com/site/data/html_dir/2010/11/12/2010111200414.html 

The Chosunilbo
November 12, 2010

The National Intelligence Service is investigating hacker attacks on the 
e-mail accounts of an assistant to Grand National Party Rep. Won 
Yoo-chul, who chairs the National Assembly Defense Committee, and a 
Democratic Party staffer of the committee. The NIS believes the attacks 
were launched by China-based North Korean hackers.

According to a committee staffer, the NIS has told National Assembly 
offices it is keeping close watch on some IP addresses in China since 
recent hacker attacks were carried out through one of them which is on a 
blacklist.

The NIS is investigating whether the hacked e-mails contained any 
national secrets. In the run-up to the G20 Seoul Summit there have been 
a series of attacks by North Korean hackers on computers of South Korean 
officials, including a Cheong Wa Dae staffer, an intelligence officer 
said.

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