[Exclusive] OpPlan 5027 Exposed to HackersVideo

Write : 2017-04-04 11:31:05 Update : 2017-04-05 17:14:10

Anchor: In an exclusive report, it has been made known that a South Korea-U.S. key war plan was exposed in a hacking attack in September of last year. While pointing to North Korea, the ministry had initially believed that there was no major security breach. However, recent investigations have revealed otherwise.
Kim Bum-soo has more. 
 
Report: It was September of last year when the South Korean Defense Ministry recognized that its intranet had been compromised.
 
North Korea was suspected to have been behind the hacking attack. After an initial probe, Defense Minister Han Min-koo in December assured that there was no serious security breach.
 
[Sound bite: Defense Minister Han Min-koo (Dec., 2016 / Korean)]
“There were secrets among the leaked data, but it won't have serious implications.”
 
It turned out to be more serious. KBS has learned that military prosecutors and other investigators recently concluded that the wartime operations plan(OpPlan) 5027 was exposed to the hackers during the attack.
 
The war plan of the South Korea-U.S. allied forces lays out detailed responses to North Korean attacks. 
 
A government official said that the latest findings were reported to the defense chief and more investigations are under way.
 
The official said that the ministry failed to keep the military operations network properly isolated from its administrative intranet.
 
Defense Ministry Spokesman Moon Sang-kyun told reporters on Monday that investigators are probing about 40 officials responsible for the breach.
 
[Sound bite: Defense Ministry Spokesman Moon Sang-kyun (Korean)]
"Investigation is currently ongoing and I cannot say when it will be over. Explanations will be provided when the probe result comes out."
 
The spokesman said that the military has revamped its vaccine programs but it will also have to make revisions to the war plan, already exposed to the enemy.
Kim Bum-soo, KBS World Radio News. 

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