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Hackers 'steal South Korean secret plans including plot to kill Kim Jong

President of the United States Donald J. Trump, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un

Rhee Cheol-hee, a South Korean lawmaker, said the information was from his country's defence ministry.

A spokesman for the South's Joint Chiefs of Staff said its military was closely monitoring the movements of the North Korean army and maintaining full readiness.

It is reported that among the stolen documents allegedly drawn up by Seoul and Washington plan of action in case of war with North Korea.

-South Korea military documents, including a top secret plan prepared for potential conflict on the Korean Peninsula.

At the weekend, the U.S. leader said efforts with Pyongyang had broken down and that "only one thing will work".

US President Donald Trump has repeatedly called Kim Jong-un "Rocket Man". Additional non-classified information pertaining to South Korea's "Kill-Chain" missile defense plan was also stolen.

Pyongyang conducted its fifth nuclear test on the anniversary of the founding day of North Korea a year ago. Pyongyang refused and has threatened to end South Korean companies' exclusive rights to run tours.

This news of South Korea's development of blackout bombs arrives at a time when no one knows for sure whether or not North Korea will act upon its threats of nuclear war. Almost two million South Koreans visited the spot over a decade, according to South Korean government figures.

South Korea has developed a type of graphite bomb aimed at paralysing North Korea's power grid should Kim Jong-un provoke nuclear war.

The two nations have been at verbal loggerheads over the North's nuclear activities, with the United States pressing for a halt to missile tests and Pyongyang vowing to continue them.

Seoul shut down the complex in February 2016 in retaliation for Pyongyang's missile and nuclear tests, claiming that the funds paid at Kaesong were channeled into the nuclear program-a claim the current South Korean government rejected in July, Reuters reported.

"The US is fully entitled to defend its own territory, to defend its bases and to look after its people, but this involves us, London is closer to North Korea and its missiles than Los Angeles", he said.