North Korean hackers are reported to have gained access to a secret masterplan formed by the US and South Korea in the event of war breaking out on the Korean peninsula.
The highly-confidential plan – titled OPLAN 5027 – was accessed back in September and assumes Kim Jong-un’s rogue state will make the first strike.
First drawn up in 1978, it has been updated every two years since 1994 and includes troop deployment plans, key North Korean targets and strategies.
“Hackers accessed reports containing portions of the plan, not the entire document,” according to the South Korean newspaper the Chosun Ilbo.
The news broke at the same time it was revealed trigger-happy Kim’s military had fired ANOTHER ballistic missile into waters off the Japanese coast.
Cybersecurity investigators are said to have discovered the hack when looking into a virus which had infected the South Korean military’s command servers.
Approximately 2,500 defence ministry computers with internet access and 700 connected to the intranet were affected with the malware, including Defence Minister Han Min-goo’s computer.
Last year he downplayed the seriousness of the hacking attack and claimed only a small amount of sensitive military information was leaked.
Now a military official has revealed “discussions are still taking place” as to whether the OPLAN 5027 needs overhauling now that North Korea has seen sections of it.
Source: The Sun