U.S. bombers conduct military drills over Korean peninsula

12 October, 2017, 00:55 | Author: Irene Delgado
  • North Korea hackers steal South Korea war plans

News of the hack is likely to further fuel tensions between the U.S. and North Korea, as leaders of the two countries have been exchanging insults over Pyongyang's recent missile tests.

"Thus far, the suspected North Korean actions are consistent with a desire to demonstrate a deterrent capability rather than a prelude to an unprovoked first-strike in cyberspace; however, North Korea linked actors are bold, have launched multiple cyber attacks created to demonstrate national strength and resolve, and have little concern for potential discovery and attribution of their operations", FireEye researchers said in a blog.

Rhee, who belongs to the ruling Democratic Party and sits on the Defense Committee, told CNN on Tuesday that he received information about the alleged hacking from the Defense Ministry.

North Korean hackers reportedly stole thousands of military documents detailing war plans of South Korea and the U.S., including plans to assassinate Kim Jong-un.

The hackers broke into the computer networks of South Korea's defense ministry past year and pilfered classified military documents that detailed military operations in case war broke out on the Korean peninsula, South Korea's state news agency Yonhap reported.

North Korea warned last month it could shoot down US bombers at its discretion amid heightened tensions in the wake of Pyongyang's sixth ever nuclear test.

Lee said that 235 gigabytes of military documents were taken, but the military has yet to identify 80 percent of the documents that were compromised.

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"The operations plan that they are referring to is a bilateral plan, so the Republic of Korea-US alliance remains steadfast in their commitment to make sure they safeguard that information and ensure readiness on the Korean peninsula to counter any North Korean threats", Manning said.

North Korea's nuclear weapons program has become the most urgent national security issue during the Trump presidency.

The North Korean party anniversary passed without any missile launches or nuclear tests, but officials are wary the North could engage in more provocations at any time, especially with China to begin its all-important Communist Party Congress on October 18.

Vice Foreign Minister Lim Sung-nam will hold strategic talks with visiting U.S. Deputy Secretary of State John Sullivan on October 18 in Seoul, according to Seoul's foreign ministry. This positive process is worth a try", said an editorial in the state mouthpiece Global Times, following yesterday's military exercises."War would be a nightmare for the Korean Peninsula and surrounding regions.

Meanwhile, US President Donald Trump met top officials from his National Security team on Tuesday night for a briefing on ways to respond to threats from North Korea, the White House said.

"There is an urgent need for the military to change and update parts that were stolen by North Korea", Lee said.

There is no evidence that the attacks were successful, and cybersecurity experts believe that North Korea lacks the ability to disrupt the power grid.

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