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S.Korea Massive Computer Attack

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http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/20130320_23.html

 

http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/20130320_27.html

 

http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/20130321_06.html

 

 

Computer networks of South Korea's key TV stations and major banks have been paralyzed. Police suspect a cyber attack and have launched an investigation.

The country's public broadcaster, KBS, says its computer network suddenly came to a halt around 2 PM local time on Wednesday, affecting thousands of its personal computers.

Police say at least 2 other broadcasters have reported similar problems.

Shinhan Bank also says its automatic teller machines were rendered unusable at around the same time.

The National Police Agency has dispatched cyber-terrorism officials to afflicted entities and is probing the situation.

 

 

The South Korean government gathers information and conducts investigations on cyber attacks through cybercrime divisions in the police, the intelligence agency and other organizations.

Intelligence officials say North Korea sent massive amounts of data to US and South Korean government websites in July 2009, overloading them. This was the first time the government determined such incidents as cyber attacks by the North.

In March 2011, hackers struck at websites of South Korea's Presidential Office and other government agencies, temporarily blocking access to the sites. The South Korean authorities identified the data transmissions as coming from a North Korean government agency in China.

In May 2011, intelligence officials announced that illegal access from a North Korean agency in China halted ATM services at a bank affiliated with South Korea's main agricultural cooperative federation.

The South Korean government has been stepping up security against cyber attacks in recent years.

 

 

South Korea officials are on alert against further cyber attacks targeting government institutions and private firms.

The computer networks at public broadcaster KBS and 2 other private broadcasters were shut down on Wednesday.

A major bank and an agricultural cooperatives' bank also experienced system failures that led to the suspension of ATM services across the country.

The services resumed operation again in about 2 hours.

But the 3 broadcasters found some of the data in their computer systems had been deleted and some of the computers were unable to restart.

A government spokesperson says it confirmed that a malicious program had been circulated as a result of hacking.

South Korea has come under previous cyber attacks apparently staged by North Korea.

The North's state-run media broadcast a report earlier this month that suggested the country would carry out cyber attacks against the South.

Officials in Seoul say they cannot rule out that the North caused the computer system failure. They are investigating how and where the virus began spreading.

 

 

 

 

 

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http://m.aljazeera.com/story/20133206525580850

Chinese hacker perhaps?

Wow, well that most be new information because the New program I saw still said N.Korea may be behind it. 

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They've done so before. It wouldn't be a stretch. I know it is stereotyping but I find it funny that Asians are having a high tech hacking war. It's serious sure but I prefer this to bullets and bombs.
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MJB2348765 wrote:

Mystic_Gon wrote:
http://m.aljazeera.com/story/20133206525580850

Chinese hacker perhaps?

Wow, well that most be new information because the New program I saw still said N.Korea may be behind it. 


does North Korea even have computers?

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Yes, North Korea has computers. Lol
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Yes, North Korea has computers. Lol

They all have propaganda on thier glorious leader though :/

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http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/20130321_31.html

 

China has denied any involvement in Wednesday's cyber-attack on South Korean banks and broadcasters, which has been found to have come from an Internet address in China.

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei told a news conference on Thursday that hackers often use addresses in other countries to obscure their identities.

He said China's position on cyber attacks has always been that protection of Internet security is a common challenge facing the international community.

South Korean authorities say a March 2011 cyber attack on websites of South Korea's Presidential Office and other government agencies came from a North Korean government agency in China.
In May 2011, South Korean intelligence officials announced that hacking by a North Korean agency in China brought to a standstill ATM services at a South Korean agricultural cooperative bank.

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MJB2348765 wrote:

http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/20130320_23.html

 

http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/20130320_27.html

 

http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/20130321_06.html

 

 

Computer networks of South Korea's key TV stations and major banks have been paralyzed. Police suspect a cyber attack and have launched an investigation.

The country's public broadcaster, KBS, says its computer network suddenly came to a halt around 2 PM local time on Wednesday, affecting thousands of its personal computers.

Police say at least 2 other broadcasters have reported similar problems.

Shinhan Bank also says its automatic teller machines were rendered unusable at around the same time.

The National Police Agency has dispatched cyber-terrorism officials to afflicted entities and is probing the situation.

 

 

The South Korean government gathers information and conducts investigations on cyber attacks through cybercrime divisions in the police, the intelligence agency and other organizations.

Intelligence officials say North Korea sent massive amounts of data to US and South Korean government websites in July 2009, overloading them. This was the first time the government determined such incidents as cyber attacks by the North.

In March 2011, hackers struck at websites of South Korea's Presidential Office and other government agencies, temporarily blocking access to the sites. The South Korean authorities identified the data transmissions as coming from a North Korean government agency in China.

In May 2011, intelligence officials announced that illegal access from a North Korean agency in China halted ATM services at a bank affiliated with South Korea's main agricultural cooperative federation.

The South Korean government has been stepping up security against cyber attacks in recent years.

 

 

South Korea officials are on alert against further cyber attacks targeting government institutions and private firms.

The computer networks at public broadcaster KBS and 2 other private broadcasters were shut down on Wednesday.

A major bank and an agricultural cooperatives' bank also experienced system failures that led to the suspension of ATM services across the country.

The services resumed operation again in about 2 hours.

But the 3 broadcasters found some of the data in their computer systems had been deleted and some of the computers were unable to restart.

A government spokesperson says it confirmed that a malicious program had been circulated as a result of hacking.

South Korea has come under previous cyber attacks apparently staged by North Korea.

The North's state-run media broadcast a report earlier this month that suggested the country would carry out cyber attacks against the South.

Officials in Seoul say they cannot rule out that the North caused the computer system failure. They are investigating how and where the virus began spreading.

 

 

 

 

 


maybe they should stop poking the bear, eh?  Smiley Wink

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PLYMCO_PILGRIM wrote:

MJB2348765 wrote:

http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/20130320_23.html

 

http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/20130320_27.html

 

http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/20130321_06.html

 

 

Computer networks of South Korea's key TV stations and major banks have been paralyzed. Police suspect a cyber attack and have launched an investigation.

The country's public broadcaster, KBS, says its computer network suddenly came to a halt around 2 PM local time on Wednesday, affecting thousands of its personal computers.

Police say at least 2 other broadcasters have reported similar problems.

Shinhan Bank also says its automatic teller machines were rendered unusable at around the same time.

The National Police Agency has dispatched cyber-terrorism officials to afflicted entities and is probing the situation.

 

 

The South Korean government gathers information and conducts investigations on cyber attacks through cybercrime divisions in the police, the intelligence agency and other organizations.

Intelligence officials say North Korea sent massive amounts of data to US and South Korean government websites in July 2009, overloading them. This was the first time the government determined such incidents as cyber attacks by the North.

In March 2011, hackers struck at websites of South Korea's Presidential Office and other government agencies, temporarily blocking access to the sites. The South Korean authorities identified the data transmissions as coming from a North Korean government agency in China.

In May 2011, intelligence officials announced that illegal access from a North Korean agency in China halted ATM services at a bank affiliated with South Korea's main agricultural cooperative federation.

The South Korean government has been stepping up security against cyber attacks in recent years.

 

 

South Korea officials are on alert against further cyber attacks targeting government institutions and private firms.

The computer networks at public broadcaster KBS and 2 other private broadcasters were shut down on Wednesday.

A major bank and an agricultural cooperatives' bank also experienced system failures that led to the suspension of ATM services across the country.

The services resumed operation again in about 2 hours.

But the 3 broadcasters found some of the data in their computer systems had been deleted and some of the computers were unable to restart.

A government spokesperson says it confirmed that a malicious program had been circulated as a result of hacking.

South Korea has come under previous cyber attacks apparently staged by North Korea.

The North's state-run media broadcast a report earlier this month that suggested the country would carry out cyber attacks against the South.

Officials in Seoul say they cannot rule out that the North caused the computer system failure. They are investigating how and where the virus began spreading.

 

 

 

 

 


maybe they should stop poking the bear, eh?  Smiley Wink


youd think they would have learned from Japan in WW2 that provoking the US isnt good.

then again im sure N.Korea has erased any US history from their country. Smiley Very Happy Smiley Tongue


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