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Bitcoin SHOCK: Kim Jong-un ‘making a FORTUNE as North Korea hackers target record surge’

North Korean hackers have been targeting the successful digital currency in a bid to circumvent the sanctions placed on despotic regime as the dictatorship continues it nuclear weapons programme. Lee Dong-geun, a director with South Korea’s internet and security agency, said: “It is a fact that North Korea has been attacking virtual currency exchanges. “We don’t know how much North Korea has stolen so far, but we do know that the police have confirmed the regime’s hacking attempts.” According to police, North Korean hackers have targeted at least four different…

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Technology 

Obike becomes latest victim of global data breach – CNET

I rode Obike a few times for a story. Here’s hoping my data hasn’t been leaked. Aloysius Low/CNET Are you riding one of those yellow bikes on the streets of Singapore, Sydney or London? Some of your personal information may have been accessed. Obike suffered a global security breach that lasted at least two weeks, Bavarian Radio reported. User information including names, contacts, profile photos and location was leaked and made accessible online. The specific time of the breach is unknown, although security experts in Taiwan said they discovered the…

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North Korea COWERING as Trump advised to flood South Korea with countless NUCLEAR warheads

Richard Sokolsky, who served in the US State Department for 37 years, has suggested the Trump administration may also need to draw South Korea more closely into its nuclear planning if it wishes to keep “the South Korean nuclear genie in its bottle”. He added that the US should only take such steps if it is ready to also take diplomatic initiatives with North Korea to prevent an escalation of tensions. Mr Sokolsky said: “If left unaddressed, the growing existential angst of the South Korean public and political class over…

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North Korea latest: Britain sends warship to Far East to join force facing Kim Jong-un

HMS Sutherland will sail from Devonport in the New Year on a nine month deployment to the Far East. In recent months North Korean tyrant Kim Jong Un has repeatedly vowed to fire nuclear weapons at the United States. In September the rogue state detonated its sixth and biggest nuclear weapon in an underground test and has since test fired intercontinental ballistic missiles over Japan. The US has responded by carrying out exercises on or near the Korean Peninsular with allies including South Korea and japan. Earlier this week President…

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World War 3: South Korea warns US has made little progress with Pyongyang talks

Donald Trump this week appeared to hold out the prospect of talks with North Korea in a bid to avert World War 3. The US President had previously threatened Kim Jong-un’s regime with “fire and fury” over its missile launches. But Seoul’s Vice Foreign Minister Lim Sung-nam said today attempts to make contact with its fiery neighbour had proved unsuccessful so far, according to the Yonhap news agency. He said: “Exchanges and contact are regularly ongoing between the U.S. and North Korea through a New York channel and there’s also…

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Space 

Xtar’s ‘camino’ to new satellites

Since 2010, satellite operators with U.S. defense business have posted falling revenue as American troop levels have fallen in the Middle East. Since 2010, satellite operators with U.S. defense business have posted falling revenue as American troop levels have fallen in the Middle East. As painful as the slowdown in defense business was for diversified satellite operators, it was even more acute for Xtar, a Northern Virginia venture that operates two X-band satellites whose sole business is providing secure telecommunications services to the U.S. government and its allies. In 2015,…

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Donald Trump fires ominous warning to North Korea on Asia tour: ‘We will NEVER yield’

The US President began a 12-day trip to Asia on Sunday by telling reporters on Air Force One that Pyongyang would figure prominently in discussions during the visit. After arriving at Yokota Air Base, just west of Tokyo, Mr Trump told US and Japanese troops: “No dictator, no regime, no nation should ever underestimate American resolve. “Every once in a while, in the past, they underestimated us. It was not pleasant for them, was it?”  North Korea’s recent actions, including several missiles that flew over Japan and Pyongyang’s sixth and…

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Football and Tailgating Are a Way of Life Just 80 Miles From North Korea

CAMP HUMPHREYS, South Korea — The Metallica hit “Enter Sandman” blasts at a tailgate party before a championship high school football game. Folks sit in lawn chairs next to cars, coolers of beer and barbecue grills. Most are wearing the home team’s colors — black and gold. Fans drift inside the stadium as it gets dark, and from kickoff they’re banging on cowbells and chiding the referees. It could be anywhere in the U.S., but this slice of Americana is well within the range of Kim Jong Un’s missiles —…

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Xtar’s ‘camino’ to new satellites: why Spain holds the keys to a second-gen fleet

This article originally appeared in the Oct. 23rd issue of SpaceNews Magazine.  Since 2010, satellite operators with U.S. defense business have posted falling government-based revenues as American troop levels have fallen in the Middle East. As painful as the slowdown in defense business was for diversified satellite operators, it was even more acute for Xtar, a Northern Virginia venture that operates two X-band satellites whose sole business is providing secure telecommunications services to the U.S. government and its allies. In 2015, as Xtar’s revenue shrank by double-digit percentages, its majority…

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China fear Donald Trump visit may spark shake-up: ‘Help, don’t cause problems’

The United States has criticised China’s construction of islands and build-up of military facilities in the sea, and is concerned they could be used to restrict free nautical movement. U.S. Navy ships have also carried out freedom of navigation patrols in the area, angering China. Speaking to reporters about Trump’s trip, Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Zheng Zeguang said China has indisputable sovereignty over islands and surrounding waters in the South China Sea. The essence of the South China Sea problem is some regional countries’ illegal occupation of some of China’s…

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