Personal details of nearly 1,000 North Korean defectors were leaked as a result of a cyber attack exposing them to severe threats from Pyongyang.
A similar incident has never happened before, the Unification Ministry said that leaked data includes names and addresses of North Korean defectors.
Hackers broke into an archive maintained at a
There are tens of such
Threat actors carried out a spear-phishing attack against personnel at the Hana Centre in the North Gyeongsang Province and infected a staff member’s computer with
“The classified data was leaked through a personal computer.” reads a post published by the AFP.
“It was infected with
In response to the data leak, North Korean authorities inspected all the computers at Hana Centres, but no other leaks were discovered.
The North Korean defectors have been threatened with death by the regime.
(SecurityAffairs – North Korea , data breach)