Cyber Security

Pyongyang suspected of hacking Seoul’s subway operator

“North Korea is suspected of hacking into a Seoul subway operator in 2014 for at least five months, a South Korean lawmaker said Monday.

After hacking into two operating servers of Seoul Metro, the hackers allegedly broke into more than 210 employee computers and infected 58 with malicious codes, Ha Tae-kyung of the ruling Saenuri Party said, quoting a report by the National Intelligence Service (NIS).

Computers used by those who work at the control centre and power supplier were affected, raising safety concerns that the subway lines could have been exposed to potential terror threats, Yonhap News Agency reported. “

Source: Pyongyang suspected of hacking Seoul’s subway operator – The Times of India

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