TOKYO, Dec 7 (KUNA) — The South Korean Defense Ministry said Wednesday that the suspected North Korean attackers accessed South Korea’s cyber command intranet through a server at the armed forces’ main information center, Yonhap News Agency reported.
But military investigators said information saved on the server system was not stolen, according to the report.
The affected server is connected with the information systems of the Army, Navy and the Air Force, the ministry said, adding that the computer used by Defense Minister Han Min-koo was also affected. A total of 3,200 computers, including 700 linked with the intranet, were contaminated with malware in the latest cyber attack, which occurred on August 4, it said.
On Tuesday, the ministry said the IP addresses linked to the attack were traced to a location in China that has been used by North Korean hackers.
“We are still in the process of determining what data were leaked. We found the hackers infiltrated the intranet using the main server but information in the server remains intact,” a ministry official was quoted as saying.