“Hackers from N. Korea stole U.S. - S. Korea war blueprint”

Oct 10, 2017, 6:09 AM EDT
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A South Korean lawmaker, Rhee Cheol-hee, has claimed that hackers from the North have stolen a huge cache of documents that carried details of wartime contingency plans drawn up by the U.S. and South Korea.

Cheol-hee, who said that the revelation is based on sources from the S. Korea’s defense ministry, added that the hack, compromising 235 gigabytes of military documents, took place in September last year, writes the BBC.

The intrusion, if true, could deal a serious blow to diplomatic and military efforts aimed at reining in the hostile Asian state, notes News.com.au. Earlier in May, the S. Korean defense ministry had admitted that its online military network was hit by a cyber heist.