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South Korea, U.S. agree to deploy THAAD missile defense to counter North Korea threat

South Korea and the United States said on Friday they will deploy an advanced missile defense system with U.S. military forces stationed in South Korea to counter North Korea’s missile threat, drawing sharp and swift protest from neighboring China. The Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) anti-missile system will be …

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Keyboard warriors: South Korea trains new frontline in decades-old war with North

In one college major at Seoul’s elite Korea University, the courses are known only by number, and students keep their identities a secret from outsiders. The Cyber Defense curriculum, funded by the defense ministry, trains young keyboard warriors who get a free education in exchange for a seven-year commitment as …

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Massive North Korea cyber attack thwarted after hacking South Korea: report

North Korea has hacked into more than 140,000 computers at large South Korean conglomerates and government agencies and planted malicious codes that may have been intended for a massive cyber attack that has been thwarted, a news report said on Monday. The hacking originated from an internet address traced to …

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Attempted North Korea missile launch fails: South Korea

North Korea attempted to fire a missile from its east coast early on Tuesday but the launch appears to have failed, South Korean officials said, in what would be the latest in a string of unsuccessful ballistic missile tests by the isolated country. The launch attempt took place at around …

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North Korea capital gears up for congress; South fears nuclear test

North Korea has started welcoming delegates from around the country to its first ruling party congress in 36 years, state media reported on Tuesday, as rival South Korea expressed concern that Pyongyang could conduct a nuclear test before or during the event. The isolated North has conducted a series of …

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