The Sewol had sank off southwestern island of Jindo in April 2014.
The South Korean police agency uncovered the hacking and worked with the companies and agencies affected to neutralise the malicious codes and prevent them from being used in a large-scale cyber attack.
The incident marked the first known cancellation of the high-stakes exam for an entire country, according to ACT spokesman Ed Colby.
The Chinese fishermen are illegally harvesting expensive blue crabs from Seoul’s disputed sea boundary with North Korea
US Defense Secretary Ash Carter said that recent North Korean missile tests showed the need for improved missile defence even though the latest test launch on Tuesday was a failure.
If the plane had taken off several minutes earlier, we all would have died, said Hwang
South Korea’s navy on Friday morning fired five rounds of warning shots to chase away a North Korean military vessel and a fishing boat that briefly crossed into South Korea-controlled waters.
Friday’s incident happened as North Korea is stepping up pressure on South Korea to accept its calls to resume talks after months of animosities triggered by its fourth nuclear test in January.
The isolated North has conducted a series of weapons tests, including three failed launches of an intermediate-range missile, in the run-up to the Workers’ Party congress starting in Pyongyang on Friday.
Twelve women working at the restaurant in the eastern Chinese city of Ningbo defected to the South with their manager last month.
Chinese President Xi Jinping said on Thursday that Beijing would not allow war and chaos to break out on the Korean peninsula.
A ministry official said the North had fired what was believed to be a Musudan missile, but it plunged back to earth seconds after launch.
Seoul’s Defense Ministry says it has no such intelligence.
The train’s second engineer was hurt seriously and remains hospitalized, while seven passengers suffered minor injuries.
The Defence Ministry said it wasn’t immediately known whether the missile fired today morning was a short-range or mid-range missile.