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N.Korea in warship sinking cyber campaign

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June 4, 2010
Cyberconflict
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“North Korea has mounted a cyber campaign — using stolen identities of South Korean Internet users — to spread its claim that Seoul faked evidence on the sinking of a warship, officials said Tuesday.

Intelligence officials believe the North hacked into the Internet identities of housewives, students and others for its campaign, the Munhwa Ilbo afternoon newspaper said.

The North has put forward the view through websites at home and abroad to give the impression that many South Koreans do not trust the findings of a multinational investigation team, it said.

The paper said South Korean intelligence officials are tracking the campaign.

‘The report is true,’ a National Intelligence Service (NIS) spokesman told AFP, declining to give details.”

(Source: AFP: N.Korea in warship sinking cyber campaign: Seoul official.)