N.Korean Hackers 'Snooping Around G20 Summit Venue'

Evidence points to North Korean hackers attempting to gather information about water supply and drainage systems, pathways of toxic materials, and traffic control near the venue of the G20 Summit in Seoul, according to the Cyber Terror Response Center of the National Police Agency.

"We detected suspicious moves surrounding the G20 Summit recently and tracked down the hackers to a server in North Korea," a government official said Tuesday.

The government is trying to find out whether this was part of an attempt to obstruct the hosting of the G20 Summit in Seoul.

englishnews@chosun.com / Oct. 20, 2010 11:16 KST