South Korean police are alleging that its neighbor to the north has hacked into over 140,000 computers at various South Korean firms and governmental agencies in an effort to launch a massive cyber attack against the country. Defense-related material was also allegedly stolen, including non-classified F-15 fighter jets’ wings blueprints.
Over 160 South Korean firms and government agencies have been targeted by North Korea whose state-sponsored cyber espionage agents have allegedly hacked into more than 140,000 computers since 2014.
Reuters reported that the hacking attempts were originally detected in February following a breach that led to stolen information from two [...]
Sony can’t seem to catch a break lately. Between the giant hacking scandal that took place throughout December and the aftermath of their secrets spilled all over the web, the movie production portion of their business has gone through serious struggle.
While several security researchers have come out with evidence linking groups such as the Lizard Squad to the Sony Pictures attack last year, the government is sticking to its guns in its accusation that the Democratic People’s Republic of North Korea is in fact directly responsible.
It’s been a little over two weeks since the U.S. government blamed North Korea for the cyber-attack against Sony Pictures, and Cybersecurity firms and hackers have continued to express doubts as to the legitimacy of these claims. Two cyber security firms, Norse Corporation and Cloud Flare, conducted independent investigations into the hack. Their results are in stark contrast to the FBI’s claim that Pyongyang carried out the hack.