Sunday, 17 December, 2017

United States shows off bombers again over Korea

Kim Jong-un's foreign minister Ri Yong-ho seemingly angry at Trump's comments at the United Nations summit last month warned the US it would'settle the final score BREAKING: Donald Trump 'prepared by generals to STRIKE North Korea' amid World War 3 fears
Angelo Anderson | 12 October, 2017, 00:47

In December 2014, the South Korean government claimed that nuclear power plants operated by Korea Hydro and Nuclear Power (KHNP) were targeted by wiper malware.

Yonhap said South Korean defense officials said in May that North Korea may have hacked a crucial South Korean military online network but didn't say what was stolen.

"While I would not characterize them as the best in the world, they are among the best in the world and the best organized", Army Gen. Vincent Brooks, commander of U.S. Forces Korea, told the Senate previous year. -South Korean war plans, including parts of Operational Plan 5015, which includes procedures for a decapitation strike on the North's leadership if a crisis breaks out or appears imminent. Neither Lee nor Defense Ministry officials responded to attempts late Tuesday to confirm the stories. It involved a pair of B-1B Lancers staging a simulated air-to-ground missile firing with two South Korean F-15K jets over the Sea of Japan which then flew across the southern portion of the Korean peninsula.

He said: "The recent North Korea cyber hack may relate to the reported August 2016 compromise of the South Korean ministry of defence".

China, North Korea's closest ally, has suggested that Pyongyang freeze its nuclear missile development while the U.S. stop conducting military exercises with the South that raise fears in North Korea. Some military experts believe that power supply problems make it hard for North Korea to turn on its air defense radars for 24 hours a day and also that the systems might struggle to effectively track advanced warplanes such as B-1Bs, which have low radar-cross sections.

A spokesman from South Korea's Defense Ministry declined to comment, saying the information is classified.

North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong-ho gets into a car before heading to the US last month
North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong-ho gets into a car before heading to the US last month

North Korea has said Trump is "on a suicide mission" against it, with the country's foreign minister calling the US President "mentally deranged" in a speech at the United Nations last month.

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un gives field guidance at the Sci-Tech Complex, in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) in Pyongyang October 28, 2015. But Kim, the third generation of his family to rule, is officially revered in the North, and any suggestion of removing him from power is taken extremely seriously in Pyongyang.

About 235 gigabytes worth of military data was stolen by the hackers, Rhee told CNN.

Cheol-hee is a member of the South Korea's ruling party, and sits on the parliament's defence committee.

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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