South Korea says North Korea behind computer crash in MarchAssociated Press
SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea says an initial investigation has found that North Korean government agents were behind a March cyberattack that shut down about 32,000 computers and servers at South Korean broadcasters and banks.
An official at South Korea’s Internet security agency, Chun Kil-soo, told reporters Wednesday that the attack was similar to past North Korean hacking. He said investigators believe that six computers in North Korea were used to access South Korean servers using more than 1,000 IP addresses overseas.
The accusation comes as tensions run high on the Korean Peninsula, with North Korea delivering increasingly belligerent rhetoric in anger over UN sanctions and US-South Korean military drills. On Tuesday, the North said a nuclear war is imminent and recommended that foreigners in South Korea evacuate to safe places.
Recent Stories:US evacuates embassy in Libya amid fierce clashes 2 hours elapsed Palace admits it’s not out of the woods yet on DAP issue 2 hours elapsed MILF sticks to points settled in signed agreement 3 hours elapsed Mayor seeks probe into DAP-funded road project in Maguindanao 3 hours elapsed Woman, daughter killed in Samar rock slide 3 hours elapsed Diputado, Javelona give NU lift in win over Ateneo 3 hours elapsed 32 Quezon City schools to suspend classes Monday 4 hours elapsed Alabama man claims penis mistakenly amputated 4 hours elapsed