Justice previously charged one North Korean programmer in other cybercrimes and charged him again alongside two other mens, identified in an indictment as Jon Chang-hyok, Kim Il and Park Jin-hyok. The accused hackers were working on behalf of the Reconnaissance General Bureau, a military intelligence agency in North Korea, the department said. The cyberattacks involved a sophisticated spear-phishing campaign. The hackers used false identities when targeting their victims, and Mr. Demers said the hackers sometimes worked from Russia and China. Demers said his department did not map the activity alongside the diplomatic overtures to know whether any change was made.
Kill 'em All': The American Military in Korea
Korean War reenactment - Wikipedia
The first true test of the Cold War erupted in , and for six months combat raged up and down the Korean peninsula before settling into years of trench warfare. The split keeps the country's original capital city, Seoul, in the south. S-backed, year-old Korean expatriate Syngman Rhee is elected chairman of the Korean Assembly, and later becomes president. January U. Historians believe this gave North Korea a green light to invade the South and create a unified communist state. June 25, After a year of military provocations by both sides along the 38th Parallel, North Korea sends an invasion force into South Korea. Northern forces overwhelm the ill-equipped defenders and capture Seoul in three days.
The war reached international proportions in June when North Korea, supplied and advised by the Soviet Union , invaded the South. After more than a million combat casualties had been suffered on both sides, the fighting ended in July with Korea still divided into two hostile states. Negotiations in produced no further agreement, and the front line has been accepted ever since as the de facto boundary between North and South Korea. Amid partisan warfare in the south, the Republic of Korea was established in
Central Themes and Key Points. Japanese Colonial Rule Japanese colonial rule was a contradictory experience for Koreans. On the one hand, Japanese colonialism was often quite harsh. For the first ten years Japan ruled directly through the military, and any Korean dissent was ruthlessly crushed. After a nationwide protest against Japanese colonialism that began on March 1, , Japanese rule relaxed somewhat, allowing a limited degree of freedom of expression for Koreans.