[ISN] North hackers target national security network

http://koreajoongangdaily.joins.com/news/article/Article.aspx?aid=2983516 BY KIM JI-YOON joongang.co.kr January 15, 2014 The Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning warned yesterday that North Korean hacking attempts have been detected recently at small and midsize IT companies and institutions that deal directly with national security. The companies, especially those under contract with government agencies, were affected by recent hacking due to their relatively poor security, the ministry said. In the second half of last year, the number of phishing cases increased sevenfold to more than 60 compared to the first half, according to an official from the Science Ministry. According to the ministry, hacking attempts have also been found in emails. For example, the North has spread mass emails that contain malware since last month. […]