September 19, 2020

North Korea-linked group hacked Thae Yong-ho’s smartphone: security expert

The former DPRK diplomat tells NK News that no information of value was on the hacked cellphone, however

Thae Yong-ho, a prominent defector and former North Korean diplomat, was targeted by hackers suspected to have links to North Korea, according to a security specialist in Seoul.

The news comes days after Thae announced his intention to run for office in South Korea's upcoming legislative elections this April, after which many raised concerns about the extensive security measures that the high-profile defector may need.