A cyber security company warned on Thursday that hackers connected to North Korea were attempting to break into South Korean computers using an e-mail message disguised as a news update regarding President Roh Tae-woo's death.
North Korea recently conducted numerous hacking attacks on prominent journalists from around 10 South Korean media outlets, according to a cyber-security source who spoke on the condition of anonymity.
The government's main defense development agency hasn't conducted on-site investigations since last April's inter-Korean summit to prevent North Korean cyberattacks on key defense companies, according to an opposition lawmaker Monday.
South Korea's main nuclear research institute was reportedly exposed for over 12 days to hacking attacks probably by North Korea, but no important data was leaked, according to a parliamentary intelligence committee member on Thursday.
Hackers connected to North Korea stole information about Navy vessels designed and built by Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering, possibly including research for a nuclear-powered submarine, according to multiple government sources on Sunday.
North Korea’s Foreign Ministry on Saturday called the United States a "mastermind of cybercrime" as it responded to a report detailing Pyongyang's efforts to hack banks.
North Korean hackers are targeting banks across the world in online heist attempts aimed at generating funds for the cash-strapped regime, the U.S. government warned in an alert issued Wednesday.
Fraudulent transactions were made through Toss, Korea’s popular money transfer service, raising trust issues for a fintech company with more than 17 million subscribers locally. A total of 9.38 million won was wrongly moved from users' accounts.