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US & South Korean Governement Websites Under Attack

Botnet Attack Reported

     
12:03 am on Jul 9, 2009 (gmt 0)

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Both the BBC and Yahoo news are reporting that US and South Korean government websites have been under attack from a significant botnet DDOS.

A lot of finger pointing at North Korea is going on, though at the moment no one seems to be reporting definite perpetrators.

[news.bbc.co.uk...]

[news.yahoo.com...]

[edited by: IanTurner at 12:03 am (utc) on July 9, 2009]

5:29 am on July 9, 2009 (gmt 0)

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It's interesting to read that this attack started with US sites. The first I heard about it was when some South Korean sites were attacked and they immediately blamed the North. I guess the attacks on the US sites were being ignored or simply not being reported in the media.
 

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