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North Korea's hacking abilities 'beyond imagination,' defector says

North Korea's hacking abilities 'beyond imagination,' defector says

World
North Korea's hacking capabilities are "beyond imagination," one former computer expert for the North told ABC News in the wake of Tuesday's report that the nation had stolen secret intelligence documents, including the U.S.-South Korean war strategy. Secret intelligence documents and photos unilaterally collected by the U.S. military were among the stolen cache of South Korea’s classified documents by North Korean hackers, but the totality of what was stolen remains unknown, according to South Korea’s ruling Democratic Party lawmaker Lee Cheol-hee. Malware contamination of the intranet server of the cyber command that occurred in September last year was confirmed by the South Korea’s Defense Ministry in May but this is the first glimpse of the scope of the damage. The stolen trove tot
North Korea's Kim responds to Trump's U.N. speech with insults, threats

North Korea's Kim responds to Trump's U.N. speech with insults, threats

World
Sept. 21 (UPI) -- North Korean leader Kim Jong Un responded to President Donald Trump's United Nations speech in a lengthy statement Thursday that included several insults.Kim mostly responded to Trump's threats to "totally destroy" North Korea if the reclusive nation attacks a U.S. ally. Trump also dubbed Kim, "Rocket Man," a reference to the North Korean leader's proclivity for launching test missiles."I'd like to remind Trump to exercise prudence in selecting words and be considerate of whom he speaks to when making a speech in front of the world," Kim said. "The mentally deranged behavior of the U.S. president openly expressing on the U.N. arena the unethical will to 'totally destroy' a sovereign state, beyond the boundary of threats of regime change or overturn of social system, makes...
North Korea's top diplomat likens Trump speech to 'dogs barking'

North Korea's top diplomat likens Trump speech to 'dogs barking'

World
Sept. 20 (UPI) --North Korea's top diplomat slammed U.S. President Donald Trump's speech on Wednesday after arriving in New York to attend the 72nd session of the United Nations General Assembly.Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho, who is expected to deliver a keynote address to the assembly on Friday, likened Trump's United Nations speech to the "sound of dogs barking," Yonhap reported.Ri initially stayed tight-lipped after landing at John F. Kennedy International Airport, refusing to speak to Yonhap reporters who followed the North Korean diplomat soon after his arrival.Several policemen were dispatched to the terminal, and security agents quickly escorted Ri out of the building.Yonhap reported a "dour" Ri ignored reporters' questions when he was asked what he thought of Trump's U.N. speech.In t...
North Korea's nuclear test site at risk of imploding, Chinese scientist says

North Korea's nuclear test site at risk of imploding, Chinese scientist says

Finance
The single mountain under which North Korea most likely conducted its five most recent nuclear bomb tests, including the latest and most powerful on Sunday, could be at risk of collapsing, a Chinese scientist said.By measuring and analyzing the shock waves caused by the blasts, and picked up by quake stations in China and neighboring countries, researchers at the University of Science and Technology of China in Hefei, Anhui province, said they were confident that they were all carried out from under the same mountain at the Punggye-ri test site.The team from the seismic and deep earth physics laboratory made the claim in a statement posted on their website on Monday. Its leader, geophysicist Wen Lianxing, said that based on data collected by more than 100 earthquake monitoring centers in C...
Chinese state media slams South Korea's Moon Jae-in for THAAD

Chinese state media slams South Korea's Moon Jae-in for THAAD

World
Aug. 4 (UPI) -- China's state-owned Xinhua news agency slammed the South Korean government on Friday over its decision to deploy additional THAAD launchers.President Moon Jae-in's administration recently announced the decision to strengthen missile defense in the wake of North Korea's recent tests, but Xinhua characterized the decision as a "confused" move that aggravates bilateral relations, News 1 reported.In the statement that read like an indirect warning to Seoul, Xinhua suggested Moon's decision to deploy four additional THAAD launchers does not help with peace and stability in the region.The Chinese state news agency quoted excerpts from South Korea's left-leaning newspaper Hankyoreh in order to drive home the point the U.S. missile defense system is controversial for some South Kor...