North Korean hackers stole US-South Korea war plans, official says

North Korean hackers stole US-South Korea war plans, official says

North Korean hackers stole US-South Korea war plans, official says

While early 80 percent of the documents had not yet been identified, they reportedly included contingency plans for South Korean special forces and information on military facilities and power plants, it said. -South Korean wartime "decapitation strike" plans against the North, according to South Korean media reports. North Korea routinely denies responsibility.

The North Korean party anniversary passed without any missile launches or nuclear tests, but officials are wary the North could engage in more provocations at any time, especially with China to begin its all-important Communist Party Congress on October 18.

Hackers believed to be from North Korea are casing out USA electric companies in preparation for a possible cyber attack - so says security firm FireEye.

A South Korean lawmaker says North Korean hackers stole highly classified military documents that include U.S.

While North Korea was not able to hack USA power companies, there are concerns among some of observers that the regime may attempt to damage the power grid by detonating a nuclear device at a high altitude above the US, triggering an electromagnetic pulse (EMP).

"There is an urgent need for the military to change and update parts that were stolen by North Korea", Lee said.

Details of the alleged 2016 hack emerged as President Donald Trump continues to imply that diplomatic efforts to rein in North Korea's nuclear and missile programs through negotiations have proven to be ineffective.

The North's missile and nuclear capabilities have made significant progress under Kim, who on Saturday told party officials that the country's atomic weapons were a "treasured sword" to protect it from aggression.

About 235 gigabytes worth of military data was stolen by the hackers, Rhee said.

"If the North Koreans in fact accessed the US/South Korean defense plans, this is a treasure trove of information and presents a real danger", said CNN military analyst and retired Lt. Col. Rick Francona.

The report said Seoul has been hit by a number of cyber attacks in recent years trying to breach government and corporate websites and has since worked to bolster its cyber defense systems.

There is no evidence that the attacks were successful, and cybersecurity experts believe that North Korea lacks the ability to disrupt the power grid.

More recently, Seoul accused North Korea of having hacked, stolen and leaked sensitive military secrets and Seoul-Washington war plans.

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