Wednesday, May 14, 2008

[The Hankyoreh, April 23 2008] Cheong Wa Dae admits being attacked by worm virus

The presidential office Cheong Wa Dae said Tuesday that some computer networks of its National Security Council (NSC) offices came under attack from computer viruses, suspected of being part of a hacking scheme, in February, resulting in the leak of some unclassified documents.

In a press release, Cheong Wa Dae said it has confirmed signs of a "worm" virus attack occurring within the NSC computer networks in the middle of February, when Lee's predecessor, Roh Moo-hyun, was serving as president.

As a result of the virus attack, some unclassified personal data belonging to NSC personnel were leaked and the authorities are now taking measures to discipline the staff members responsible for the unprecedented incident, Cheong Wa Dae said.

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