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N. Korea's hacking capabilities advance
From: InfoSec News <alerts () infosecnews org>
Date: Mon, 15 Apr 2013 04:22:36 -0500 (CDT)
By Kim Kwang-tae
April 11, 2013
SEOUL, April 11 (Yonhap) -- A technical blunder by a hacker appears to have
reinforced what South Korea has long suspected: North Korea has been behind
several hacking attacks on South Korea in recent years.
The unidentified hacker accessed South Korean routes on Feb. 22 via an Internet
Protocol (IP), just weeks before the massive hacking attack that paralyzed
networks of South Korean financial firms and broadcasters.
The hacker exposed the IP address (175.45.178.xx) for up to several minutes due
to technical problems in a communication network, giving South Korea a rare
clue into tracing the origin of the hacking attack that took place on March 20,
according to South Korean officials.
The IP address, the online equivalent of a street address or a phone number, is
registered in Ryugyong-dong in Pyongyang, the capital of North Korea, according
to the state-run Korea Internet & Security Agency.
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- N. Korea's hacking capabilities advance InfoSec News (Apr 15)