For North Korean defectors, this is a nightmare come to life.
Hackers stole the personal information of 997 North Korean defectors living in South Korea, the South Korean government reported Friday.
The identity of the hackers is still unknown. But experts are reportedly worried for the safety and security of defectors and their families, according to the BBC.
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Hana centers are South Korea's resettlement agencies that work with defectors to introduce and acclimate them to life outside of the North Korean dictatorship. There are 25 centers servicing approximately 32,000 defectors. The centers keep track of defectors with digital records. Read more...More about South Korea, North Korea, Hack, North Korea Technology, and Tech