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S. Korean intelligence authorities checking report on N.K. hackers' defections

2017/01/13 22:19

SEOUL, Jan. 13 (Yonhap) -- South Korean intelligence authorities said Friday that they are checking on a report by local media that some China-based North Korean hackers seem to have defected.

A local broadcasting station, citing Chinese sources, reported Friday that approximately 10 North Korean IT technicians and hackers went missing around 9 p.m. Wednesday in Changchun in the northeastern Chinese province of Jilin.

A North Korean surveillance agent reported the case to the local police after learning that the workers disappeared, the report said.

A government source told Yonhap News Agency that the relevant government agencies were unaware of the case.