Targeting of South Korean nuclear research center
Date of report
  • June 2021
South Korea's nuclear research center detected an intrusion into its systems in the middle of May 2021, but was able to remove the malicious code from its VPN before it could be executed.
Suspected victims
  • Korean Atomic Energy Research Institute (KAERI)
Suspected state sponsor
  • Korea (Democratic People's Republic of)
Type of incident
  • Espionage
Target category
  • Civil society