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Military probe underway over alleged N. Korean hacking into navy vessel builder

2016/05/10 11:08

SEOUL, May 10 (Yonhap) -- South Korea's military counter-espionage service has opened an investigation into an alleged North Korean hacking attack on Hanjin Heavy Industries & Construction Co. a key builder of naval warships, officials said Tuesday.

"After identifying signs that Hanjin Heavy Industries may have been hacked on April 20, the Defense Security Command is currently leading a security investigation into whether any military secrets were leaked and whether North Korea was involved," official sources said.

"North Korea could have been involved, but we are not absolutely sure at this stage," he added.

Hanjin is a major naval warship builder, having built the latest frigates and amphibious assault vessels including the ROKS Dokdo (LPH-6111).

South Korea's Dokdo amphibious assault ship moored at Jeju naval base. (Yonhap) South Korea's Dokdo amphibious assault ship moored at Jeju naval base. (Yonhap)

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