South Korea points finger at North Korea for nuclear operator cyberattack

March 17, 2015 2:30 PM

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South Korea blamed North Korea Tuesday for a December cyberattack on an operator of a nuclear power plant, saying that the virus used in the attack was similar to one made by North Koreans.

"The malicious codes used for the nuclear-operator hacking were the same in composition and working methods as the so-called 'kimsuky' that North Korean hackers use," a statement from the Seoul central prosecutors' office said, according to Reuters.

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