[ISN] Hackers post U.S. troops’ personal details; collateral damage from the Korean cyberwar?

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/jun/26/hackers-post-us-troops-personal-details-collateral/ By Shaun Waterman The Washington Times June 26, 2013 Computer hackers leaked personal information about thousands of U.S. troops stationed in South Korea, the Pentagon confirmed Wednesday, adding it is investigating the security breach, which came a day after cyberattacks knocked South Korean government and news websites offline. “The department is currently investigating reports that the personal information of U.S. forces was compromised in recent cyberattacks against [South] Korea,” said Air ForceLt. Col. Damian Pickart, a Pentagon spokesman. The attacks “keenly illustrate the continued challenges and threats posed in cyberspace,” he said. The computer attacks Tuesday came on the anniversary of the outbreak of the Korean War in 1950 and are widely believed to be the work of North Korean state-sponsored hackers. A South Korean security firm, NSHC, first reported the online posting of personal data about the U.S. troops and of an estimated 2 million members of South Korea’s ruling political party. […]




Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmail