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North Korea Apparently Tried To Hack Into American Power Companies

North Korea Apparently Tried To Hack Into American Power Companies

Two U.S. Air Force bombers flew over North Korea on Tuesday night, in a demonstration aimed at deterring North Korean military activity on the 72nd anniversary of the regime's ruling party, Reuters reported.

There is no evidence that the attacks were successful, and cybersecurity experts believe that North Korea lacks the ability to disrupt the power grid.

Meanwhile, the USS Tucson, a nuclear-powered attack submarine of the U.S. Navy, has arrived at the Chinhae base in South Korea, according to the U.S. Pacific Command.

North Korea has launched two missiles over Japan and conducted its sixth and biggest nuclear test in recent weeks in defiance of U.N. sanctions as it races towards its goal of developing a nuclear-tipped missile capable of hitting the United States.

In addition to the missile tests, it has conducted six nuclear tests since 2006, including the most powerful one on September 3.

Hackers linked to North Korea reportedly targeted USA electric power companies, according to a leading cybersecurity firm.

The 360-foot long USS Tucson, which is homeported at Pearl Harbor, arrived as part of its deployment to the region, a Navy statement said.

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"The Korean-American relationship is very important and our visit to Chinhae gives us the opportunity to strengthen the outstanding relationship that exists between the USA and the Republic of Korea", said Commander Chad Hardt, the submarine's commanding officer, according to a release issued by Pacific Command.

Two supersonic United States bombers have flown over the Korean peninsula in a "show of force" despite Kim Jong-Un's threats to shoot them down. Such flights by the powerful aircraft based in Guam incense the North, which claims they are preparation for war; Pyongyang has threatened to send missiles into the waters around Guam.

The training was part of a programme of "extended deterrence" against North Korea, it added.

North Korea is also facing strong sanctions from the USA and firm condemnation from the worldwide community in the wake of repeated missile launches and nuclear tests.

The White House said Trump met with members of his national security team on Tuesday to discuss the growing threat from the North.

South Korean and US government officials have been raising their guard against more North Korean provocations with the approach of the 72nd anniversary of the founding of North Korea's ruling party, which fell on Tuesday.

Trump will travel to South Korea as part of a visit to the region that will take place from November 3-14 and will include stops in Japan, China, Vietnam, the Philippines and Hawaii.


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