United States flies strategic bombers over Korean peninsula

Kim Yo Jong sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un attends an opening ceremony of a newly-constructed residential complex in Pyongyang

The documents reportedly include contingency plans for war, drawn up by the US and South Korea, along with details on power plants and military facilities. There are also serious concerns about North Korea's cyberwarfare capabilities, but the US has been carrying out operations of its own to counter North Korean cyber operations in Northeast Asia and elsewhere.

"FireEye devices detected and stopped spear phishing emails sent on September 22, 2017, to U.S. electric companies by known cyber threat actors likely affiliated with the North Korean government", the infosec outfit reported on Tuesday. Defense officials refused to comment Wednesday.

The hackers broke into the computer networks of South Korea's defense ministry previous year and pilfered classified military documents that detailed military operations in case war broke out on the Korean peninsula, South Korea's state news agency Yonhap reported.

At the end of last month, North Korea's foreign minister Ri Yong-ho said that the USA had "declared war" on the authoritarian state and was "right" to shoot down American planes.

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This year, North Korea tested an intercontinental ballistic missile that could potentially reach the USA mainland, and the US intelligence community assesses it has the technology to miniaturize a nuclear warhead atop it.

In a pair of tweets sent Saturday afternoon, Trump said past agreements with North Korea have all been violated.

The U.S. military flew two Air Force B-1B Lancer bombers over the Korean peninsula in a show of force late on Tuesday amid high tensions over North Korea's nuclear and missile programs, South Korea's military said.

Pyongyang has denied responsibility for the cyberattacks in its state media, criticising Seoul for "fabricating" claims about online attacks. Kim is the third generation of his family to rule North Korea.

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Lee said that 235 gigabytes of military documents were taken, but the military has yet to identify 80 percent of the documents that were compromised.

These plans had likely not been classified properly but defence ministry officials told Rhee the hacked documents were not of top importance, he said.

According to South Korea's Yonhap news agency this is not the first time the communist regime to the north has launched a tirade of cyber attacks on the country, with hacks targeting government websites and facilities being commonplace in recent years.

The U.S. has been pursuing a strategy of "maximum pressure" on North Korea, applying diplomatic and economic pressure multilaterally and unilaterally.

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"We strongly urge North Korea and the U.S. to stop their bellicose posturing and seriously think about a peaceful solution", it said.

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