North Korean hackers have made several attempts to break into the control center of a joint US-South Korean exercise, reports Bloomberg. So, according to South Korean law enforcement agencies, the DPRK, thus, intended to obtain data on the upcoming military exercises between Washington and Seoul.
The false emails, addressed to one of the companies located in the Republic of Korea, allegedly originated from the North Korean province of Gyeonggi-Nambu. The attackers tried to steal email information from South Korean contractors who work at the simulation center for military exercises in the aforementioned countries. Cybercriminals in their letters posed as persons representing the interests of the US military. In the end, they managed to get one of the employee's accounts and install the code.
It is worth noting that Pyongyang's actions in this direction are connected with the exercise called Ulchi Freedom Shield that started today, which will last until August 31. These trainings of the military of the two countries will be the largest ever history South Korean-American relations. North Korea, in turn, condemns such actions, regarding them as preparation for an invasion.