South Korea under DDoS Bombardment

Forty websites belonging to the South Korean government, agencies and businesses came under attack yesterday, including those of the presidential Blue House, the U.S. forces, the military Joint Chiefs of Staff, the ministries of foreign affairs, defense and unification, the intelligence agency, parliament and the tax office, AFP reported.

Cybersecurity company AhnLab confirmed the websites had been hit by DDoS attacks and estimated that up to 11,000 personal computers had been infected by malware and recruited for the attack, according to BBC News.

The New York Times reported a South Korean government official said there had been “no major damage at all“ to computer systems at the Blue House, adding, “We were attacked, but it was defended.“

The motive and origin of the cyber attack are unknown, UPI said, and the National Police Agency said it is investigating the incident.



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