North Korean hackers steal warship and submarine blueprints from South Korean shipyard in latest military cyber-theft carried out by Kim Jong-un’s regime

Wednesday, November 1, 2017
By Paul Martin

Despotic regime thought to have hacked into South’s Daewoo Shipbuilding firm
Kyung Dae-soo of the Liberty Korea Party said warship blueprints likely stolen
North Korea routinely accused of cyber attacks but has previously denied them
Daewoo said it was unaware of the issue until yesterday and is now investigating

1 November 2017

South Korea is ‘almost 100 per cent certain’ that North Korean hackers have stolen the blueprints for their warships and submarines.

The despotic regime is thought to have taken the documents after hacking into Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co Ltd’s database in April last year.

North Korea has often been implicated in cyber attacks in South Korea and elsewhere but Pyongyang has either ignored or denied accusations of hacking.

Earlier this month, a different South Korean lawmaker said North Korean hackers had stolen a large number of classified military documents, including South Korea-US wartime operational plans.

The Daewoo hacking was discovered by a division under South Korea’s Ministry of Defence in charge of investigating cases of cybercrime, said Kyung, who received a briefing on the investigation.

How sensitive and classified the seized documents were was not known as that was not disclosed by the investigative team, he added.

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