10 Sep 2019

North Korea says it will resume talks but adds pressure with new launches

North Korea Vice Foreign Minister Choe Son Hui On Tuesday said that his country is open to having “comprehensive discussions” with the United States later this month, adding that Washington should adopt a new approach if it wants the talks to be constructive. However, hours after Choe’s statement, Pyongyang conducted

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29 Aug 2019

North Korean state hackers target retired diplomats and military officials

New research by IssueMakersLab has identified a unique state-sponsored threat campaign targeting retired South Korean government and military officials. Between July and August of this year, hackers linked to the North Korean regime sent spear phishing emails to the accounts of former officials. The emails contained malicious links that redirected

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22 Aug 2019

South Korea Says It Will Scrap Intelligence-Sharing Deal With Japan

In the midst of rising diplomatic tensions between South Korea and Japan, the South Korean government on Thursday announced that it will cancel a military intelligence-sharing pact with Japan. The move could undermine both countries’ efforts to monitor North Korea’s missile activity and thereby frustrate the US government, which had

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16 Aug 2019

North Korea fires two more ballistic missiles as it vows to end talks with ‘impudent’ South Korea

On Friday, North Korea carried out yet another missile test, South Korean officials stated. The test involved the launch of two short-range ballistic missiles. South Korea said that it was analyzing the activity together with US intelligence experts, adding that “the South Korean military is closely monitoring military movements and

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14 Aug 2019

Deploying new US missiles would be ‘reckless act’: North Korean media

North Korea on Wednesday responded to recent comments by US Defense Secretary Mark Esper about the possibility of deploying ground-launched, intermediate-range missiles in Asia, by warning that placing such missiles in South Korea would be “a reckless act of escalating regional tension, an act that may spark off a new

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09 Aug 2019

Trump sours on South Korea as he downplays North Korea missile tests

After downplaying the significance of the recent missile tests carried out by North Korea in response to US-South Korea joint military exercises, US President Donald Trump has now accused South Korea on Twitter of paying “virtually nothing” for military protection by the US. US officials say the president is frustrated

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06 Aug 2019

‘We will make them pay’: North Korea launches missiles, condemns US-South Korea drills

North Korea has carried out yet another missile test in response to joint US-South Korean military exercises. In the wake of the fourth rocket launch in under three weeks, the country stated that the US has until the end of the year to easy its sanctions on Pyongyang, but warned

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05 Aug 2019

US, S. Korea defy North’s warnings, start joint drills

In defiance of recent warnings by North Korea, the United States and South Korea kicked off a series of planned joint military exercises on Monday. South Korean defence minister Jeong Kyeong-doo said that with the drills, the country is “clearly maintaining its readiness posture against any military action by North Korea”.

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02 Aug 2019

N Korea conducts third weapons test in eight days

On Friday, North Korea carried out its third missile test in eight days. South Korean officials stated that the missiles were likely a new kind of short range ballistic missile just like the type used in the previous launches. Experts believe that Pyongyang is carrying out the tests as a

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02 Aug 2019

Breach alert in South Korea after 1m card details were put up for sale online

Researchers with Gemini Advisory have noticed a significant increase in the number of South Korean payment card details being traded on dark web marketplaces, which could be the result of a major breach. In the past two months, 1.12 million payment cards were put up for sale (230,000 in June

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