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Cyber Attack Knocks Out Major US Websites

Posted By admin On July 8, 2009 @ 4:22 am In Sci Tech | Comments Disabled

Sky News [1]
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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[3] North Korea blamed for ‘massive’ cyber attacks: http://www.prisonplanet.com/north-korea-blamed-for-%e2%80%98massive%e2%80%99-cyber-attacks.html

[4] South Korean TV networks and banks suffer computer crashes after suspected cyber-attack from the North: http://www.prisonplanet.com/south-korean-tv-networks-and-banks-suffer-computer-crashes-after-suspected-cyber-attack-from-the-north.html

[5] New York Stock Exchange website experiences cyber attack: http://www.prisonplanet.com/new-york-stock-exchange-website-experiences-cyber-attack.html

[6] Federal officials take down 132 websites in ‘Cyber Monday’ crackdown: http://www.prisonplanet.com/federal-officials-take-down-132-websites-in-cyber-monday-crackdown.html

[7] More Web attacks hit, North Korea suspected: http://www.prisonplanet.com/more-web-attacks-hit-north-korea-suspected.html

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