Seems like North Korea is set for a cyber-war. In the latest news, it seems North Korea probably stole South Korean warship blueprints after hacking Into Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Anatomist Co Ltd.’s database in April Last year, on Wednesday a South Korean opposition lawmaker said.
North Korea has often been implicated in cyber episodes in South Korea and elsewhere but Pyongyang has either ignored or denied accusations of Hacking.
“We are almost 100 percent certain that North Korean hackers were behind The hacking and stole the company's sensitive documents” – Kyung Dae-soo Of the primary opposition Liberty Korea Party stated.
Daewoo Shipbuilding has built several South Korean warships, including an Aegis-class vessel and submarines. It was most likely North Korea had obtained blueprints for these, he said. The hacking was discovered by a department under South Korea’s Ministry of Defence responsible for investigating cases of cybercrime, said Kyung, who received a briefing on the investigation.
How private and classified the seized documents were was not known as that had not been disclosed by the investigative team, he added. A spokeswoman for Daewoo Shipbuilding said she was unaware of the problem until early Wednesday and the company was in the process of confirming the details of Kyung’s remarks.
The investigative team deducted North Korea had hacked Daewoo Shipbuilding because the hacking method was very similar to other attacks that North Korea was regarded as behind, Kyung said.
Hackers in North Korea are believed to have been responsible for a recent cyber heist in Taiwan – the latest in a string of hacks targeting the global SWIFT messaging system. Earlier this full month, another South Korean lawmaker had said North Korean hackers had stolen a big quantity of classified military documents, including South Korea-U.S. wartime functional plans. And British authorities said the other day they thought North Korea was in the back of the “WannaCry” ransomware attack in May that disrupted businesses and government services worldwide, like the National Health Service in England.