North Korea hackers stole South Korea-US military plans: Yonhap

North Korea hackers stole South Korea-US military plans: Yonhap

North Korea hackers stole South Korea-US military plans: Yonhap

North Korea has reportedly stolen a large amount of joint US-South Korean war plans, including details on how Kim Jong-un is to be assassinated during a potential conflict.

Rhee Cheol-hee, a member of South Korea's ruling Democratic Party, said cyber attackers had stolen the top secret plans from the country's defence ministry database.

Rep. Sean Duffy rebuked critics of President Trump's strategy in North Korea on Monday, saying it was past failures that led the this point.

As Kim has accelerated his nuclear weapons program and aimed increasingly bellicose threats at the allies, those plans have been updated to include "beheading operations" - strikes created to take out North Korea's leaders. He revealed that around 235 gigabytes of military documents had been stolen from the Defence Integrated Data Centre, and that 80% of them have yet to be identified.

In November, President Donald Trump will make his first trip to East Asia since taking office, and he could come within feet of armed North Koreans in the heavily guarded border between the two Koreas.

Trump also lambasted previous U.S. presidential administrations' for negotiating with North Korea. Combined Forces Command in Seoul, according to South Korean defense officials quoted in local media.

The White House sent an advanced team to Seoul in late September to make preparations.

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The Royal United Services Institute (RUSI)'s report, released last month, said a war between the two countries could be triggered by either side but would not be "surgical nor short", and claimed the UK would be left with nothing more than a few hours to make a decision about its response.

This news of South Korea's development of blackout bombs arrives at a time when no one knows for sure whether or not North Korea will act upon its threats of nuclear war.

The North has accused South Korea of "fabricating" the accusations.

In May, the Defense Ministry disclosed that the South Korean military's intranet had been hacked by people "presumed to be North Koreans".

North Korea routinely denies responsibility.

In recent weeks, North Korea has launched two missiles over Japan and conducted its sixth nuclear test, all in defiance of UN Security Council resolutions, and may be fast advancing toward its well-publicised goal of developing a nuclear-tipped missile capable of hitting the USA mainland.

South Korea's Unification Ministry, which handles relations with the North, has in the past urged North Korea not to violate the rights of South Korean property owners at Kaesong.

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