Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Hackers knock off line South Korean banks and government sites

Hackers using a Distributed Denial of Service attack disabled the Web sites in South Korea of several major government agencies and financial institutions, including the office of South Korea’s president, the National Assembly, the defence and foreign ministries, two banks, and the US-South Korea combined forces military command. North Korea is suspected of launching the cyberattack.

See, "North Korea 'launches massive cyber attack on Seoul'," July 8, 2009, Times, at http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/asia/article6667440.ece; "South Korea: Authorities Issue Cybersecurity Warning," New York Times, July 8, 2009, at http://www.nytimes.com/2009/07/08/world/asia/08briefs-skorea.html?_r=1&ref=todayspaper

2 comments:

JR Cyberlaw said...

The attacks began on July 4 and focused on a small group of United States government Web sites. 27 Web sites are now targets, which include in the US the Treasury Department, Secret Service, Federal Trade Commission, Transportation Department, White House, New York Stock Exchange, Nasdaq, and Washington Post.

See, "Cyberattacks Jam Government and Commercial Web Sites in U.S. and South Korea," New York Times, July 9, 2009, at http://www.nytimes.com/2009/07/09/technology/09cyber.html?_r=1&ref=todayspaper

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