Oct 16 2008

South Korean Prime Minister on Chinese and N. Korean Hackers

Published by at 3:01 am under Other attacks

This came out a couple of days ago and I didn’t post because there wasn’t a lot of new information.  However, some readers have suggested putting it up and I am here to please:

South Korean Prime Minister Han Seung-Soo on Tuesday warned his cabinet over attempts by Chinese and North Korean computer hackers to obtain state secrets, officials said.

The National Intelligence Service (NIS), Seoul’s main spy agency, said it had told Han that about 130,000 items of government information had been hacked over the past four years.

Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesman Qin Gang responded at a press conference:

Q: It is reported that the Prime Minister of ROK warned that hackers from the DPRK and China stole more than 130,000 pieces of government information from the ROK in the past four years, could you comment?

A: The Chinese Government opposes cyber crime including hacking. In fact, China is also a victim in this regard. The accusation you mentioned is unacceptable to China. If the ROK did make such accusation, it must produce convincing evidence.

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