"North Korea turns out to have been preparing for a long time to try to launch a countrywide cyberattack," the Korean National Police Agency said, as quoted by the paper.
The police reportedly said that by detecting the cyberattack they prevented the alleged start of a larger-scale attack. The attack was carried out from the same Pyongyang internet address that was used in a 2013 cyberattack on South Korean banks and television stations, the paper reported, citing police.
South Korea's military has been targeted by hacker attacks since 2014. The North has been suspect of carrying out the attacks, but no decisive evidence has been uncovered. Seoul believes that Pyongyang operates a 6,000-strong special hacker unit.
In March, South Korea's spy agency, the National Intelligence Service, reportedly said that North Korea had stolen information from dozens of Seoul top government officials' smartphones.