South Korea's spy chief, Won Sei-hoon, is saying that Pyongyang's communications ministry was behind a series of cyber attacks in July that hobbled or disabled dozens of government and business websites in South Korea and the US. The attacks occurred by way of traffic generated by malware located on a bunch of computers, unbeknownst to their owners. From Reuters:
Oh, that Dear Leader. Such a kidder."The attacks on Korean and U.S. Internet sites were traced back to circuits originating in China," the South's spy chief Won Sei-hoon was quoted as telling a closed-door parliamentary committee meeting by Yonhap news agency.
"North Korea's communications ministry has been confirmed as leasing the line," Won reportedly said.
Some South Korean government websites, including the Defence Ministry and National Intelligence Service, were affected in the wave of attacks that lasted several days but did not lead to a breach of sensitive material or damage to online infrastructure, the agencies said.
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