10 Oct '17, 8am

#NorthKorea hacked #SouthKorea's war plan: report

SEOUL (AFP) - North Korean computer hackers have stolen hundreds of classified military documents from South Korea, including detailed wartime operational plans involving its United States ally, a report said on Tuesday (Oct 10). Lawmaker Rhee Cheol Hee of the ruling Democratic Party said the hackers had broken into the South's military network and gained access to 235GB of sensitive data, the Chosun Ilbo daily reported. Among the leaked documents was Operational Plans 5015 for use in case of war with the North and including procedures for "decapitation" attacks on leader Kim Jong Un, the paper quoted Mr Rhee as saying. Mr Rhee, a member of Parliament's defence committee, could not be reached for comment but his office said he had been quoted correctly. The report comes amid heightened fears of conflict on the Korean peninsula, fuelled by US President Donald Trump's contin...

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