June 03, 2011 13:28
The Defense Ministry said Thursday that North Korean hackers continued to send phishing e-mails to South Korean Army officers and the IP address from which the message were sent was also used in a hacker attack by North Korea in March.
"In some instances North Korean hackers used the e-mail service of Daum and other Internet portals and are sending phishing mail to military academy graduates," a Defense Ministry official said. "The IP address is based in China and North Korea is believed to be behind the scam."
Since May 26, military authorities have been sending out urgent notices warning officers not to open suspicious e-mail and have instructed them how to identify malicious mail. The ministry said it developed a vaccine to prevent the leak of classified information through phishing messages and has distributed it throughout the military.
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