Inside the South Korean cyber-attack

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But the identity of the person or group behind the attacks is still an open question. It's not clear at this point if the attack was state-sponsored, cyber-warfare by North Korea or simply an act of cyberterrorism by hackers looking to make a virtual name for themselves. At about 2pm Seoul time, the networks of three broadcasters and three banks were affected by an attack that disrupted their networks, possibly caused by malware. But while malware was initially blamed for the outage, the malware that's been discovered thus far could not have taken networks down by itself. There was a lot more going on than just a malware attack; the convergence of multiple types of attacks suggests a coordinated effort by an organized attacker. The latest update from South Korean officials is that the attack emanated from a Chinese IP address. But the identity of the attackers is still unclear.

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[[VID115]]... by Kyle McDermott on Thursday, Mar 21, 2013 at 12:09:44 AM