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South Korea fishermen absolved of spying after imprisonment, torture

South Korea fishermen absolved of spying after imprisonment, torture

World
Oct. 11 (UPI) -- Three South Korean fishermen who were abducted to the North more than four decades ago have been absolved of espionage charges.Park Chun-hwan, 71, Oh Gyeong-tae and Heo Tae-geun were kidnapped in the '60s while fishing for drums, or croakers, South Korean newspaper Segye Ilbo reported Wednesday.After their release and return to the South, the three men were arrested on charges of spying for Pyongyang.The fishermen, residents of South Korea's Yeonpyeong Island, were imprisoned and physically tortured during the term of former South Korean dictator Park Chung Hee.Oh and Heo are being absolved of charges posthumously. Their surviving family members attended the retrial, according to the report.Park, who is still alive, was informed of the not guilty verdict in a recent retria...
Russian hackers accused of spying on hotels

Russian hackers accused of spying on hotels

Technology
Hackers linked to Russian military intelligence were behind a cyber-espionage campaign targeting influential figures from the West, according to a report by security researchers.Phishing emails sent to employees at high-class hotels were designed to allow the hackers to steal passwords and other information belonging to Western government and business travellers.The campaign was detected by cybersecurity firm FireEye and saw the attackers gain access to the IT systems of numerous hotels across Europe and the Middle East.Researchers believe the espionage group behind the attacks is linked to the Russian military intelligence agency GRU.The group is known colloquially as Fancy Bear, or in the more academic language of the report as Advanced Persistent Threat 28 (APT 28).Moscow denies the gro...