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North Korea Condemned with Hacking Warship Blueprints from South


Hackers from North Korea yet again made a successful win having stolen blueprint documents from South Korea; the documents being of submarines and warships of the country as the hackers broke into the database of Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co. Ltd. during April 2016, said an opposition lawmaker of South Korea October 31, 2017.


Of the entire database hacked, 60 files were highly confidential military documents containing information and blueprints of construction technology, assessment files of submarines and warships, and details about weapon systems.


During a briefing on intelligence operations in the week of October 23, a South Korean opposition party member Kyeong, after learning about the Daewoo breach, made his remarks, so said the lawmaker's spokesman. While Defense Ministry of the South Korean government dismissed making any remarks about the issue, it however, stated it was making renewed efforts towards enhancing its military security. Money.cnn.com posted this, October 31, 2017.


According to one spokesperson representing the Daewoo Shipbuilding Company, the company had started to validate the remarks in detail which Kyeong had made. In the North, the Kim authoritative government was engaged in building its cyber capabilities to outsmart its weakening economy and trade sanctions imposed on the country, all of which made investment into typical military capabilities harder. North Korea has been condemned about alleged hacking into the central bank of Bangladesh, Sony Entertainment Company, and crypto-currencies, including Bitcoin. Another accusation, by Britain, against the country that it broke into National Health Service of UK too received rebuttal from the North. Pyongyang was accused of carrying out the ransomware assault WannaCry on NHS during May.


According to Kyeong, an investigation into the Daewoo hack concluded with North Korea only as behind it because the modus operandi of the hack quite resembled other breaches North Korea was suspected of executing.


The North Korean government characteristically denies or ignores accusations on it about cyber-crimes; however, it's widely known of North Korea as having built a special gang of skilled hackers that works dedicatedly for the government. This gang had earlier attacked Bangladesh and Taiwan banks, reported BAE Systems a cyber-security company recently.

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