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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)
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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- N.Korea Fingered in Cyber Attack on S.Korean Daily InfoSec News (Jan 17)