South Korea`s government accused North Korea Tuesday of carrying out cyber-attacks last December on its nuclear power plant operator, describing them as a provocation which threatened people`s lives and safety.
South Korea`s nuclear power operator said on Sunday that cyberattacks on non-critical operations at the company`s headquarters are continuing but the country`s nuclear power plants are operating safely and are secure from attack.
China has said it opposes all forms of cyberattacks, but it stopped short of directly condemning the hacking of Sony Pictures, or of responding to US calls for action against North Korea, blamed by Washington for the assault.
Computer systems at South Korea’s nuclear plant operator have been hacked, but only non-critical data has been lost and there is no risk to the safety of nuclear installations including the country`s 23 atomic reactors, the company and the government said on Monday.
A prolific computer hacker who infiltrated the servers of major corporations later switched sides and helped the US government disrupt hundreds of cyberattacks on Congress, NASA and other sensitive targets, according to federal prosecutors.