North Korean hackers are believed to have accessed a top secret US master plan dubbed as “OPLAN 5027” in a cyber attack. Kim Jong-un may have seen US plans for war with North Korea after hackers stole top secret documents.
OPLAN 5027 is the joint US-South Korea plan of war with North Korea breaks out. It includes troop deployment plans, key North Korean targets, strategies and military control of facilities in the North.
The US and South Korea are carrying out joint military exercises in preparation for possible invasion in the North. But the drill could be useless if the battle plan has to be scrapped.
South Korean military sources have admitted North Korean cyber criminals accessed parts of the plan in a hack in September.
The shocking security breach – which comes as US President Donald Trump pushes America towards war with North Korea – may mean the master plan has to be completely redrawn.
The Hermit Kingdom launched a ballistic missile towards US warships which have amassed in the sea of Japan in the last few hours.
South Korea has admitted “some military information, including sensitive information” was stolen in the cyber attack. But government sources have privately admitted at least parts of OPLAN 5027 were among documents stolen.
A military source said, officials were discussing whether the battle plan now has to be completely overhauled.
OPLAN 5027 was first drawn up in 1978 when the South Korea-US Forces Command was established. It has been updated every two ears since 1994.