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Defense ministry finds hacking attempts against its reporters

Unidentified hackers, suspected to be based in China, have been caught trying to steal data from media reporters covering South Korea's Ministry of National Defense, ministry officials said Friday."We've confirmed that a handful of reporters covering the ministry have received an e-mail wh...

Updated : 2014.08.22 20:01

Army to dissolve abuse-fraught units

Investigations are underway into more than a dozen newly reported cases of harassment and other physical and sexual abuses at barracks around the country, the Army said Wednesday, after a spate of suc...

Updated : 2014.08.20 22:00

Ex-cybercommanders involved in online smear campaign

The Ministry of National Defense said Tuesday that its investigators had booked 21 former and current cyberagents including two former cyberwarfare commanders in connection with a high-profile online ...

Updated : 2014.08.19 21:27

(Photo News) In the wrong place

Police tackle a man who was walking down a street in Ferguson, Missouri, Monday. The man appeared to be walking past a group that had been assembled nearby while police were telling everyone to keep w...

Updated : 2014.08.19 21:23

Court denies arrest warrant for Gyeonggi governor’s son

The military court on Tuesday rejected the Army prosecution’s request for an arrest warrant for the eldest son of Gyeonggi Province Gov. Nam Kyung-pil, who has been charged with beating and sexually ...

Updated : 2014.08.19 21:13

Korea, U.S. begin joint war drill to deter N.K.

South Korea and the United States on Monday began their annual two-week joint war exercise to test and improve their joint defense posture against North Korea amid the North‘s stronger-than-usual thr...

Updated : 2014.08.18 21:09

North Korea criticizes Park’s proposals as trite, insincere

North Korea denounced Sunday a package of proposals that President Park Geun-hye made Friday to bolster bilateral cooperation in non-political areas including the environment, calling them “trite and...

Updated : 2014.08.17 21:21

Gyeonggi governor’s son probed for military abuse

Military authorities are investigating the first son of Gyeonggi Province Gov. Nam Kyung-pil on charges of beating and sexually harassing his junior colleagues at his unit of the Army’s 6th Division in Pocheon of the province, according to Army officials.Nam’s 23-year-old son, a corporal...

Updated : 2014.08.17 21:17

N. Korea fires five short-range rockets

North Korea fired five short-range rockets into the East Sea on Thursday in an apparent move to upgrade its rocket capabilities and show off its military presence, Seoul’s Joint Chiefs of Staff said....

Updated : 2014.08.14 21:41

Calls mount for change in rigid military culture

Calls are mounting for a fundamental change in Korea’s closed, rigid military culture after a string of bullying and abuse cases at frontline barracks has resulted in suicide and even a shooting spree.The military has been striving to ameliorate the culture through a series of measures in...

Updated : 2014.08.13 21:43

Park demands end to military abuses

President Park Geun-hye called on the military to make all-out efforts to root out violence in the barracks, boost troop morale and shore up public trust during a meeting of top commanders at the Defe...

Updated : 2014.08.13 21:41

Military to offer rewards for reporting abuse at barracks

The defense ministry said Wednesday it plans to introduce a system of compensating conscripts for reporting violence at barracks as part of efforts to eradicate deep-rooted ills and reform an outdated military culture.The plan, unveiled at a meeting of major military commanders presided ov...

Updated : 2014.08.13 15:44

Three soldiers dead in apparent suicides

Two Army corporals were found dead on Monday night in a Seoul apartment in an apparent double suicide, military authorities said Tuesday. They belonged to the Army’s 28th Division, which has been und...

Updated : 2014.08.12 21:39

[Graphic News] Nearly 4,000 maladapted soldiers prematurely discharged

Updated : 2014.08.12 21:35

Korea strives to raise skilled cyberspecialists

This is the sixth and last installment in a series of articles delving into cybersecurity challenges facing South Korea and the world, and global efforts to tide them over. ― Ed.In cyberwarfare, neit...

Updated : 2014.08.10 20:44