Hackers in North Korea have allegedly stolen a cache of classified military documents from South Korea, according to a South Korean lawmaker.
Lee Cheol-hee, a member of South Korea's ruling Democratic Party, initially told local media outlets that the documents were taken in a September 2016 hack of the country's Defense Ministry. The ministry would not comment to ABC News, citing national security concerns.
"The way it got hacked was preposterous," Lee told ABC News, confirming what he initially told South Korean media. "It wasn't because North Koreans had advanced hacking skills but was due to negligence on the South Korean part."
He continued, "I don't think the situation is as serious as it may sound but the reason why I alerted this is to push the new administration and the Defense Ministry to quickly find remedies so that this kind of loss don't happen again."
取り上げる単語は"preposterous"/prɪpάstərəs/です。『ジーニアス英和辞典』第４版（大修館）で調べてみると、「不合理な、ばかげた、奇妙な、非常識な」とありました。LDOCEでは、"completely unreasonable or silly"と定義されています。同意語に"absurd"があります。ここでは、奇妙な」という意味で使われています。(Akim)