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Unknown Hackers Steal Data on North Korean Defectors

An unknown hacker or cyber espionage group penetrated the database of a resettlement agency for North Korean defectors and stole personal information for 997 of its clients, according to a statement from the South Korean Unification Ministry on Friday.

Participant hold their laptops in front of an illuminated wall at the annual Chaos Computer Club (CCC) computer hackers' congress, called 29C3, on December 28, 2012 in Hamburg, Germany. The 29th Chaos Communication Congress (29C3) attracts hundreds of participants worldwide annually to engage in workshops and lectures discussing the role …

North Korean Defectors: South Korea Is Silencing Our Human Rights Concerns

North Koreans who fled the regime and live in South Korea say the government and major national institutions are pressuring them to treat the human rights atrocities they experienced as “taboo” and to refrain from criticizing the leftist government for warming up to dictator Kim Jong-un, the South China Morning Post reported Tuesday.

North Korea severely punished citizens for viewing foreign media, a defector said Monday. File Photo by Stephen Shaver/UPI

Pentagon Denies Reports US-Backed Syrian Rebels Defected to Al-Qaeda

Reports from several sources earlier this week claimed that the second wave of seventy “moderate” Syrian rebels trained and equipped by the United States had either surrendered or defected to the local al-Qaeda franchise, the Nusra Front. The Pentagon has cast doubt on these accounts.

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UK Think-Tank: Governments Should Help ISIS Jihadi ‘Defectors’

A U.K.-based terrorism think-tank is urging Western governments to encourage jihadists to defect from the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) by helping them resettle and then protect them against reprisals. The British-based International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation and Political Violence

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Elite French Troops Defect to Join ISIS

French government officials have confirmed to the media that up to ten of its former soldiers “have defected to the Islamic State. Among those defectors is at least one member of an elite fighting unit with advanced training.

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