The branch of South Korea’s military set up to guard against hacking has itself been hacked by North Korea. A military spokesman told the BBC that classified information was thought to have been stolen, although it is not clear exactly what data was accessed.
This is the first time North Korea has hacked the South’s military, though they have previously been accused of hacking into banks and media outlets.
“It seems the intranet server of the cyber command has been contaminated with malware. We found that some military documents, including confidential information, have been hacked,” a military spokesman told South Korea’s Yonhap news agency.
Reuters news agency quoted Korean police sources saying as saying that North Korea’s campaign involves the planting of malicious code which began in 2014.