Investigations showed 56 people — including officials at the foreign, defense and unification ministries — had their email passwords stolen by a “North Korea-operated group” from January to June, Yonhap said, citing the Supreme Prosecutors’ Office.
The prosecutors’ office could not be reached for comment by AFP.
Yonhap said the hackers set up 27 phishing sites using a free web-hosting server in January and posed as portal sites run by the foreign ministry, universities and defense-related companies to steal the passwords.
An investigation is still ongoing to see if any confidential information may have been leaked.
The latest cyber attack comes just days after South Korean police said the North stole the personal data of over 10 million customers at South Korean online shopping mall Interpark.
Original Source: SecurityWeek
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