Death of Kim Jong il Live Blog. North Korea denies computer attack on South - Why would we raid your banks? The glorious workers of North Korea were not involved in a cyber bank raid against the corporate imperialist lapdogs of the West, according to an official statement.
South Korea was fairly certain that the North was behind a cyber attack that paralysed the computer network of a South Korean Nonghyup bank last month. The North claims that none of its workers were there at the time, and it was broken long before any North Korean went near it. Apparently the South wants to go to war with the North and is just looking for pretexts, the North Korean government agency claimed. The cyber raid was just like the South's bogus allegations that one of its boats was torpedoed by a Northern submarine. N.Korea Issues Fresh War Threats. Balloons carrying propaganda leaflets are floated into North Korea from Imjingak in Paju, Gyeonggi Province near the demilitarized zone on Feb. 16, North Korean leader Kim Jong-il's 70th birthday. North Korea on Sunday issued the customary threat of a "full-scale war" in response to annual South Korea-U.S. military exercises, which start Monday.
It also threatened to fire aimed shots at sites in Gyeonggi Province from where the cross-border propaganda leaflets are floated. ◆ Propaganda Leaflets The top priority for the North Korean regime at the moment is to ensure a smooth succession from leader Kim Jong-il to his son and heir Jong-un. The World Factbook. ShowIntroduction :: KOREA, NORTH Panel - Collapsed An independent kingdom for much of its long history, Korea was occupied by Japan beginning in 1905 following the Russo-Japanese War.
Five years later, Japan formally annexed the entire peninsula. Following World War II, Korea was split with the northern half coming under Soviet-sponsored communist control.