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Cyber attack alert in South Korea

AP/ SMH | June 25, 2013
South Korea government warned to be wary of the possibility of cyber attacks.

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On alert ... South Korea government warned to be wary of the possibility of cyber attacks.

SEOUL: South Korea has issued a cyber attack alert after government websites shut down on the anniversary of the start of the Korean War.

Officials said on Tuesday they were still investigating whether hacking was responsible. The alert warns government and the public sector to be wary of the possibility of cyber attacks.

Multiple government websites and at least one media website were down.

The shutdown happened on the 63rd anniversary of the beginning of the Korean War.

South Korean officials say that North Korea orchestrated a cyber attack in March that shut down tens of thousands of computers and servers at South Korean broadcasters and banks.

Seoul said in April that an initial investigation pointed to a military-run spy agency as the culprit.

 

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