Electronic attack hits South Korea




Electronic attack hits South Korea

21 March 2013

A number of Web servers has been in South Korea for an attack which led to crash websites and networks of a number of banks and the country’s media.

And Yonhap News Agency reported South Korean News “an attack that occurred Wednesday, which caused the paralysis of Bank”, Bank networks such as Shinhan “and” noghiob “media stations like MBC,” ytn “in the country.

Fingers to indicate North Korea, “Yonhap report quoted by South Korean National Security Bureau shows that under investigation the source of this attack, and all the possibilities contained such as North Korea’s involvement.

The report said the South Korean Defense Ministry raised the country’s security readiness level and allocated teams to deal with the situation, also called Defense Minister Kim Kwan-Jin “to an emergency security meeting.

This attack comes at a time when escalating tensions on the Korean peninsula, with North Korea in February, a third nuclear test, increasing reports about the war may break out between the two Koreas.

South Korea lifted since preparedness program “anfokon” for digital defense, a mechanism for issuing an alert in case any electronic attack harms the security of the country.

Agency “Yonhap had reported by South Korean Government sources that the country faces a growing number of cyber-attacks against it, the number of cases of cyber attacks in 2012 only 40,000 internal and external situation.
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