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Sky News
Wednesday, July 8, 2009

A “massive” cyber attack which shut down the websites of several US government agencies could be linked to a similar outage in South Korea.

The Treasury Department, Secret Service, Federal Trade Commission and Transportation Department sites were all down at various points over the weekend and into this week, officials said. Some of the sites were still experiencing problems on Tuesday evening after the attack, which started on July 4.

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The agencies, including some which are responsible for fighting cyber crime, were working with their internet service provider to resolve the problem, the officials added.

Government agencies and banks in South Korea also had their websites paralysed by a suspected cyber attack on Tuesday, with some still unstable or inaccessible yet.

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This article was posted: Wednesday, July 8, 2009 at 4:22 am





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