07:04 GMT19 April 2021
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    South Korean cyber command have likely been hacked with North Korea being suspected of committing the alleged attack, a South Korean Defense Ministry official said on Tuesday.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) – It is still unknown, which data was affected by the attack.

    “It seems the intranet server of the cyber command has been contaminated with malware. We found that some military documents, including confidential information, have been hacked,” the official told the Yonhap news agency.

    The official noted that the authorities suspected North Korea of being behind the attack.

    The cyber command is said to have isolated the damaged server from other parts of the network in order to prevent spread of the virus.


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