U.S. army probes fake evacuation orders sent to U.S. military, families in South Korea
Reuters ^ | 9-23-17 | Heekyong Yang
Posted on 9/23/2017, 5:15:47 PM by dynachrome
The U.S. military said on Saturday it has opened an investigation into fake mobile phone alerts and social media messages advising U.S. military personnel and their families to evacuate the Korean Peninsula.
The phony messages, which were spread on Thursday, came at a sensitive time, with tensions high after North Korea conducted its sixth and largest nuclear test on Sept. 3. The test and a series of missile launches have triggered a war of words between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un.
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