Seoul: South Korea will launch a cyber warfare command centre next week to fend off attacks on government and military IT networks from North Korea and other countries, officials said Friday.
The centre, led by a one-star general, will begin official duties Monday, the defence ministry said. Reports said it would be manned by some 200 computer specialists.
Experts say South Korea — one of the world’s most wired societies — needs an integrated unit to fight cyber attacks by North Korea and China, which run elite hacker units.
In 2004 hackers based in China used information-stealing viruses to break into the computer systems of Seoul government agencies.