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North Korean hackers stole US-South Korea plans to take out Kim Jong Un, says new report

October 10, 2017

North Korea has likely already foiled the United States and South Korea’s plans to take out Kim Jong Un, according to the South Korean news agency Yonhap, as North Korean hackers have stolen hundreds of gigabytes of military documents, including the plans to take out dictator Kim Jong Un.

North Korean hackers (Twitter)

Yonhap reported Tuesday that South Korean Democratic Party Rep. Lee Cheol-hee said hackers have stolen “a large amount of classified military documents” – 235 gigabytes worth – including the so-named “decapitation plan.”

North Korean hackers (Twitter)


The hackers breached South Korea’s Defense Integrated Data Center last September, Cheol-hee told Yonhap, and stole the classified, secret files that included Operational Plans 5015 and 3100.

North Korean hackers (Twitter)

According to Yonhap: “OPLAN 5015 is the latest Seoul-Washington scheme to handle an all-out war with Pyongyang, which reportedly contains detailed procedures to ‘decapitate’ the North Korean leadership. OPLAN 3100 is Seoul’s plan to respond to the North’s localized provocations.”

Most of the stolen data, about 80 percent, has yet to be identified, Cheol-hee said, adding that: “The Ministry of National Defense has yet to find out about the content of 182 gigabytes of the total (stolen) data.”

Yonhap pointed out that there was a report of potential hacking of the defense ministry in May.

North Korean hackers (Twitter)