INCIDENT: South Korea’s Atomic Agency Suffers Hack Attack

The intrusion took place in May by what is believed to be an attack group operating out of North Korea, said a KAERI spokesperson. The incident occurred May 14 and the attackers got in through a vulnerability in a virtual private network (VPN) server. KAERI is the government organization that conducts research on nuclear power and nuclear fuel technology.

Incident Date

May 14, 2021

Location

South Korea

Estimated Cost

No cost values disclosed.

Victims

Type of Malware:

No Malware identified

Threat Source:

References:

  • North Korean hackers breach South Korea’s atomic research agency through VPN bug
  • South Korea’s Atomic Agency Suffers Hack Attack

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