South Korea accused North Korea after examining hacking nuclear plants




North Korea, according to South Korea last December cyber attacks on computers that were used by a company that manages nuclear power plants. It would involve attacks on non-critical systems.

South Korea points after research that clearly include IP addresses that the attacks were carried out by North Korean hackers. The code used in the attacks would match those of previous malware that has been attributed to the regime in Pyongyang, writes Reuters.

The attacks were carried out in the period from 9 to 12 December. These were aimed at the company Korea Hydro and Nuclear Power Co. Ltd. which controls 23 nuclear reactors. The attackers sent phishing emails in total 5986 to 3571 employees of the company.

In December, made ​​South Korean managers all reported attempts to disrupt nuclear plants through cyber attacks . When the attacks would indeed data are captured, but it would involve attacks on non-critical systems. Earlier, a hacker on Twitter demanded that South Korea three reactors would be shut down. If they would refuse this would be “destroyed”.

North Korea is often accused of hacking practices. They would, according to the US are responsible for a large-scale burglary at Sony Pictures. Following would be the film The Interview in which the North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un is mocked.

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