All posts tagged "NIS"

  • An official at Yongin Dongbu Police Station in Yongin, South Korea, on July 19, 2015, holds up a page of the will left by a National Intellgence Service employee who was found dead the previous day. (Yonhap)
    NIS agent denies link to civilian surveillance in apparent suicide note

    SEOUL/YONGIN, July 19 (Yonhap) — The spy agency employee recently found dead denied in his apparent suicide note that the intelligence body used its controversial hacking program on civilians, police said Sunday. Police earlier disclosed part of...

    • Posted July 19, 2015
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  • "Digital Laundry" services are on the rise in South Korea in order to remove unwanted personal data from the internet (Yonhap)
    NIS: North Korea attempts to hack into South Koreans’ smartphones

    SEOUL (Yonhap) — North Korea attempted to hack into South Koreans’ smartphones by spreading malicious applications online, possibly infecting more than 20,000 smartphones, Seoul’s spy agency said Wednesday. The malicious applications, disguised as games, were spread on...

    • Posted October 28, 2014
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  • Former NIS chief Won Sei-hoon
    Former South Korean intelligence chief gets partial conviction

    By Lee Kyung-min SEOUL — A court delivered an ambivalent verdict Thursday on former National Intelligence Service (NIS) chief Won Sei-hoon, who was indicted for mobilizing the spy agency to support then-presidential candidate Park Geun-hye in the...

    • Posted September 11, 2014
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