South Korea seeks China's cooperation in probe into cyberattack on nuclear operator

The Kori No. 1 reactor (right) and No. 2 reactor of state-run utility Korea Electric Power Corp (Kepco) are seen in Ulsan, about 410km south-east of Seoul in this Sept 3, 2013, file photo. -- PHOTO: REUTERS
The Kori No. 1 reactor (right) and No. 2 reactor of state-run utility Korea Electric Power Corp (Kepco) are seen in Ulsan, about 410km south-east of Seoul in this Sept 3, 2013, file photo. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

SEOUL (REUTERS) - South Korea is seeking the cooperation of Chinese authorities in a probe into a cyberattack on its nuclear power plant operator after tracing multiple Internet addresses to a northeastern Chinese city, a prosecution official said on Wednesday.

The location of the Internet addresses, which were used to connect to a network in South Korea for the attacks, did not prove the source of the hack was China, the official who spoke on the condition of anonymity said.