Two supersonic US bombers flew over the Korean Peninsula, officials said Wednesday, in a show of force amid growing tensions with North Korea over its nuclear weapons program.
US President Donald Trump may travel to the demilitarised zone (DMZ) separating the two Koreas as part of his first visit to South Korea in November, Yonhap News reported on Tuesday (Oct 10), citing an unidentified military official. Rhee, who is on the Parliament's defense council, said some 235 gigabytes of military documents had been stolen from the Defense Integrated Data Centre, and that 80% of them have yet to be identified.
This May an investigative team inside the defence ministry announced the hack had been carried out by North Korea, but did not disclosed what kind of information had been taken.
North Korean hackers have stolen massive amounts of military secrets from South Korea's defence computer systems, including the blueprint for all-out war on the peninsula and plans to assassinate Kim Jong-un.
Rhee Cheol-hee, a South Korean lawmaker from the ruling party, said the information was from his country's defense ministry.
North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Un inspects a military site in North Korea in this undated picture released by state media. "It is tweeting by another means", Dr Bong said.
The president is widely reported to be considering military options against Pyongyang.
US Defence Secretary James Mattis and Britain's Defence Secretary Michael Fallon.
"War would be a nightmare for the Korean Peninsula and surrounding regions".
It remained unclear how much the hacking has undermined the joint preparedness of the South Korean and USA militaries, with South Korean officials simply saying that they have been redressing whatever damage was caused by the cyberattack.
In 2013, when South Korea's banks and broadcasters were attacked, that government blamed its neighbor to the north.
The stolen money was likely used to help advance North Korea's development of nuclear weapons, Anthony Ruggiero, a senior fellow for Foundation for Defense of Democracies, told CNN at the time. According to Kaspersky, the Lazarus hackers carefully routed their signal through France, South Korea and Taiwan to set up that attack server.