Now blew the otherwise historically mild winds over the relationship between South Korean government and the dictator Kim Jong-uns north Korean regime.
The situation is likely to change after a widespread hacker attack with the theft of sensitive data-information about the 997 exile-north koreans in the holiday season.
The extensive theft with malicious software as a tool was directed against the special The Hana Center in the city of Rubber in south Korea, reports the news agency Reuters.
the Center specializes in helping often poor, frightened and uninformed refugees to establish themselves in south Korea with jobs, medical help, and a fairly well-functioning social life.
In an official statement illuminates the country's Unification Ministry on Friday, that there is a stolen id information, among other names, birth data and addresses on the bit under 1000 individuals. The ministry describes it as a 'sensitive case'.
'the Malware is planted by means of mail sent from an internal address', reads the message to the south Korean press.
The extensive hacker attacks could jeopardise the otherwise historically tolerable relationship between south Korea and north Korea. Here, waving the two countries ' heads of state, Moon Jae-in and Kim Jong-un, to the people during a state visit to Seoul in 2018. Photo: Ritzau Scanpix
the Ministry avoids handily to accuse north Korea directly in order to stand behind the data thefts. The authorities are satisfied that there is the makings of a police investigation in progress.
The Hana Center is one of 25 institutions, which provide assistance to about 32000 citizens, who have defied the neighbouring security apparatus, and crossed the heavily guarded border in a desperate attempt to obtain a better life.
the Flow of illegal refugees has for decades been a source of shameful wrath of the authorities in north Korea, where the state media is being described as 'human scum', as it was supposed to be kidnapped by agents controlled by the Korean government.
north Korean hackers have several times been accused of being behind cyber-attacks against the neighbouring state and the private sector. Among other things they have stolen classified material from the Defence ministry and a contractor company in 2017.
It has each time triggered sharp dementier from statsmedierne in Pyongyang.
Officially, there are no reports that the recent hacker-attacks has had negative consequences for those affected exile-the north koreans.
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