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Military`s Intranet Vulnerable to NK Hacking

Posted October. 24, 2009 09:07,   


The military’s intranet is vulnerable to attacks by North Korean hackers, a lawmaker from a minor party said yesterday.

Rep. Lee Jin-sam of the minor conservative Liberty Forward Party said, “North Korean hackers attacked our military’s intranet in the Ulchi Freedom Guardian in August after the Defense Security Command warned troops of hacker attacks in advance.”

“As a result, part of major intranets of the Air Force and Navy were frozen for several hours, and important data, including more than 1,000 cases of intelligence and grade 2 classified data, were leaked.”

Lee was speaking at the annual parliamentary inspection of the Defense Ministry and the Joint Chiefs of Staff.