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Defense ministry mulling guidelines for psychological cyber warfare
From: InfoSec News <alerts () infosecnews org>
Date: Fri, 15 Nov 2013 09:43:07 +0000 (UTC)
By Kim Eun-jung
Yonhap News Agency
SEOUL -- South Korea's defense ministry is making guidelines of
psychological warfare operations for its Cyber Warfare Command as part of
efforts to reform the scandal-ridden unit to stay politically neutral, a
senior military official said Thursday.
The latest move comes as suspicions have grown over the role of the
secretive unit, which was created in 2010 to defend against North Korea's
cyber threats, as several officials came under investigation over posting
political messages against the then opposition camp candidate ahead of
last year's presidential election.
"The rules are aimed at providing standards for cyber warfare officials
and other soldiers," the ministry official said on the condition of
anonymity. "Once the rules are made, they could be used as guidelines."
Defense chief Kim Kwan-jin earlier stressed the need to conduct
psychological warfare operations in cyberspace to counter Pyongyang's
attempts to spread its propaganda online.
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