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North Korea allegedly hacks into over 140,000 South Korean computers

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The South Korean police has alleged that North Korea hacked into over 140,000 computers at large South Korean companies and government agencies and planted malicious codes to lay groundwork for a massive cyber attack, reports The Indian Express citing news agencies.

The hacking originated from an internet address traced to North Korea's Pyongyang, the police said.

The police neutralized the malicious codes and prevented them from being used in a large-scale cyber attack.

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