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North Korean hack targets South's nuclear power research

State-linked attack last month possibly leaked technology to Pyongyang

 A South Korean researcher checks a radio active lever of debris from dismantled experimental reactor belonging to the Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute.   © Reuters

SEOUL -- North Korean hackers conducted a cyberattack against a South Korean nuclear energy research organization last month and may have stolen valuable technology, a South Korean lawmaker said Friday.

The attackers targeted the state-run Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute. IP addresses linked to the "kimsuky" hacking unit within Pyongyang's Reconnaissance General Bureau were found to have connected to the organization's internal networks on May 14.

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