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South Korea infowar


China is understood to have a strong presence in hacking worldwhide. However this claim should be treated with a grain of salt given the unproven allegations over the last year about Russian hacking as well as proof that the CIA (and likely others) can perform hacks but leave false evidence behind pointing to others.


A cybersecurity firm in the United States believes state-sponsored Chinese hackers were trying to infiltrate an organization with connections to a US-built missile system in South Korea that Beijing firmly opposes.

“China uses cyber espionage pretty regularly when Chinese interests are at stake to better understand facts on the ground,” John Hultquist, the director of cyber espionage analysis at FireEye, told CNN’s News Stream.

“We have evidence that they targeted at least one party that has been associated with the missile placements.”


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Seoul - capital of South Korea - is in the middle of the map below.

48.8° N
104.5° E
149.5° E
26.3° N


Seoul, South Korea

South Korea (KR) is estimated to have a population of 50.8 million with a growth rate during 2010-2015 of 0.5% pa.
At the same rate of change, in five years' time its population will increase by 1.3 million.