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North Korea Hackers Stole Seoul-US War Plans

North Korea Hackers Stole Seoul-US War Plans

Among the hijacked files were the nation's latest military plans with the United States as well as plots to assassinate North Korean strongman Kim Jong Un, according to the BBC.

South Korean lawmaker Rhee Cheol-hee made the claim on Tuesday, saying the information came from Seoul's Defense Ministry, Yonhap reports.

These plans are aimed at winning a war at an early stage by minimizing damage to South Korea and carrying out pinpoint decapitation operations against top North Korean leaders.

The South has taken an increasingly aggressive stance towards the North's belligerence amid back-and-forth threats of war between North Korea and Washington.

The visit that is already proving to be a nightmare for Trump's security team, would be a bold move for the American President especially since he would be standing mere metres away from Kim Jong-un's heavily armed soldiers.

South Korea's unification ministry on Tuesday urged the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) not to violate property rights owned by South Korean companies which had operated factories in the now closed inter-Korean industrial complex.

Pyongyang has denied responsibility for the cyber attack, scolding Seoul for "fabricating" claims of online attacks.

Many experts have speculated whether the White House is considering a military option to stop North Korea.

The drills prompted South Korean and USA forces to conduct their short-range defence drill last month, the source added.

South Korean officials in May initially accused the communist dictatorship of breaking into its secure networks, Yonhap reported.

Trump has vowed to protect the US against North Korea's nuclear aggression, saying that only denuclearization is an option for the North's regime.

A South Korean lawmaker sent a shockwave through his country by providing documentation that a hacking operation conducted by North Korea announced past year was far more serious than previously reported.

The North Korean leader, who has continued to add to tensions with continued nuclear missile tests, addressed Mr Trump's previous comments and insisted "a frightened dog barks louder".

"If there have been no changes from North Korea, it's possible that the US will take severe measures".