US military databases in South Korea have been hit by a cyber-attack according to officials, compromising about 16,000 current and former Korean national employees of the US military.
Names, contacts, and work history of employees were accessed as well as the information of people that sought work in these Korean-based operations.
General Curtis M Scaparrotti insisted that no classified military information was compromised.
According to reports from AP and The Guardian, South Korean governmental operations such as this are a frequent target and the finger of blame usually points to North Korea but the hermit nation has denied any involvement.
The US military says it now conducting a full investigation into the breach.