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South Korea's Air Force about to open new cyber security center

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World Defense & Security News - South Korea
 
 
South Korea's Air Force about to open new cyber security center
 
South Korea's Air Force (ROKAF) said Thursday it will establish a cyber security center this week to take charge of combating hacking attacks and preventing leaks of military secrets. The Cyber Protection Center set to open on Friday will bring together the Air Force's cyber security forces to operate an advanced monitoring system around the clock, according to the Air Force.
     
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Cyber Protection Center's main duties will include blocking out hacking attacks and safeguarding classified military information as well as research and development to upgrade the Air Force's cyber networks.

"The unit was launched in order to beef up the Air Force's capacity to deal preemptively with increasing cyber threats by hostile forces including hacking attempts on defense companies and the military," the Air Force said in a statement.

The official website of South Korean Air Force (airforce.mil.kr) was recently shut down for two weeks after a massive cyber attack hit its server. On 12th May 2016, the air force website was found infected with a malicious code forcing the authorities to shut down the site from public view while running a temporary site for public information.