S. Korea Says North Hacked Government E-mails


S. Korea says North hacked government e-mails

SEOUL, (APP - UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 1st August, 2016) - Seoul prosecutors on Monday accused North Korea of hacking into the email accounts of dozens of South Korean government officials this year, the latest in the series of suspected cyber attacks by Pyongyang.

Investigations showed a "suspected North Korea-operated group" attempted to hack into the emails of 90 people -- including officials at the foreign, defence and unification ministries -- from January to June, the Supreme Prosecutors' Office said in a statement. "The passwords of 56 accounts were stolen," the statement said. The hackers set up 27 phishing sites in January posing as popular portals like Google and South Korea's Naver, as well as government and university websites, to steal the passwords.