A South Korean Lawmaker filed a Freedom of Information Request with his government.
The result of that request?
Information that is making headlines around the world.
Rhee Cheol-hee told the Chosun Ilbo Daily that North Korean hackers got far more than the government had let on when it originally announced a May 2017 hack of its military intranet and other networks.
The stolen documents reportedly include South Korean-U.S. strategies, and other war plans:
- OPLAN 5015 - a U.S. South Korea war plan
- 'Decapitation Operations' - a series of targeted strikes to take out North Korean leaders
- Personnel reports on key South Korean and U.S. Military
The report also says that while 235GB of documents were stolen during North Korean hacking operations, only about 53GB of data has discussed to this point.
None of this will be a surprise to Major General (Ret.) Brett Williams, who was Director of Operations at U.S. Cyber Command.
He'll be a keynote at SecureWorld Dallas on October 19 and will be discussing North Korea and that country's cyber threat to the United States along with other threats.
On North Korea: "They continue to build capability, arguably their approach is not rational and does not respect the same rules of the road," the Major General says.
By that, he means North Korea's use of cyber warfare tactics are erratic and tough to predict.