South Korean government websites hit by DDoS attack

By on March 4, 2011, 5:10 PM
It seems that Wordpress.com is not the only website experiencing distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks. Major South Korean websites have also been hit by a DDoS attack, twice today, according to South Korean antivirus developer AhnLab.

About 40 web sites were targeted, including the presidential office, the National Intelligence Service, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Kookmin Bank, the defense ministry, and the US military in Seoul, according to BusinessWeek. The government issued its third-highest alert against online attacks.

"DDoS(Distributed Denial of Service) attack is now on Korean websites including government webpages," AhnLab said in a statement. "We're on emergency response with our all resources including ASEC and CERT, providing emergency antivirus solution. Additional DDoS attack occurred around 18:30 (Korean Time), not scored though. It just caused insignificant damages as users install antivirus and emergency solution from AV vendors, such as AhnLab, and other government organizations."





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Lurker101 said:

Anyone know just how strong the first DDoS was or if it was in any way related to the wordpress DDoS?

krayzie said:

blame it on the chinese again

Lokalaskurar Lokalaskurar said:

There is really a lot of online cyber warfare going on in the Asian region lately. Still, I love it when you're so technologically advanced that you simply must a separate threat-level system for online attacks. QDOS to your technological superiority, South Korea.

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