A group of hackers linked to North Korean regime attacked in 2021 one of the largest hospitals in seoul and it was done with personal data of some 828,000 of its patientsSouth Korean police reported on Wednesday.
The attack, which also involved the theft of the data of some 2,000 employees of the health center, focused on the intranet of the Seoul National University Hospital between May and June 2021 through seven servants based both in South Korea and in other countries, as detailed by the National Police Agency (NPA).
Addresses and protocols used in the attack coincide with attacks previously carried out by groups linked to Pyongyang and although those responsible have not yet been specifically identified, the NPA suspects that it may be kimsukiwhich in the past has attacked the company that manages the hydroelectric and nuclear power in South Korea or Ministry of Unificationin charge of relations with the North.
The NPA believes that this action could have been aimed at stealing information from people with important positions in the public and private sector who received treatment at this hospital – which has six different locations in and around the South Korean capital – although it is estimated that the information obtained has not yet been used for criminal purposes.
It is estimated that, in 2022, the North Korean regime managed to steal cryptocurrencies valued at $1.7 billion through his army of hackers.
(With information from EFE)
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