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SEOUL, May 11 (Yonhap) — A North Korean hacking group had stolen a massive amount of personal information from a South Korean court computer network, probe results showed on Saturday.

A total of 1,014 gigabytes worth of data and documents were leaked from Seoul’s court computer network between January 2021 and February 2023 by the hacking group, presumed to be Lazarus, according to the joint probe by the police, the prosecution and the National Intelligence Service.

A huge chunk of the data leaked includes detailed personal information, such as names, resident registration numbers, financial records and others, according to the probe results.

The three agencies concluded that the hacking was conducted by North Korea given the types of malicious codes used for the hacking, settlements for leased servers with crypto assets and IP addresses.

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