Saturday, July 11, 2009
Seoul’s spy agency has identified a North Korean hacker who could be behind a series of cyber attacks on South Korea and the United States, according to a newspaper report.
The National Intelligence Service (NIS) has found an Internet protocol (IP) address used by a North Korean whose family name is Yun, an unnamed government official told the Chosun daily.
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The NIS was put on alert in January after the North was found to be stealing data from information technology research institutions using “distributed denial of service” (DDoS) attacks, the newspaper said.
Hackers this week planted viruses in thousands of personal computers in South Korea and overseas.
This article was posted: Saturday, July 11, 2009 at 5:38 am