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N.Korea Fingered in Cyber Attack on S.Korean Daily
From: InfoSec News <alerts () infosecnews org>
Date: Thu, 17 Jan 2013 00:15:20 -0600 (CST)

http://english.chosun.com/site/data/html_dir/2013/01/17/2013011700661.html

chosun.com
Jan. 17, 2013

North Korea was behind a hacking attack on the conservative Joongang Ilbo in June last year, according to the National Police Agency's Cyber Terror Response Center.

The North launched two massive so-called distributed denial-of-service attacks on various targets in South Korea on July 7, 2009 and March 4, 2011, hacked into Nonghyup Bank's computer systems, and used malicious codes to access the e-mail accounts of students and alumni of Korea University. Then in June 2012 it struck the newspaper's website.

According to police, North Korean hackers infiltrated the Joongang Ilbo's administrator computer on June 7 last year, and used malicious codes to access the daily's production system two days later.

Instead of the front page, a picture of a white cat grinning and covering its mouth appeared on the daily's website, with the words, "Hacked by IsOne," flashing beneath the picture. Production of the paper was also paralyzed.

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