Posted on futurizekorea.com
The National Police of Korea was able to track down two Web services in Korea that were responsible for distributing the malware to launch the distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks earlier this month:
“Just because malicious code distributors were located from Korea, it doesn’t necessarily mean the hackers launched the attack in Korea,” said a spokesman with the police agency. But he added that the hacker or hackers must be “very familiar with Korea’s Internet environment.”
Security expert Bruce Schneier responded to the government and media hype over the attacks:
Sure, a few government websites were knocked out, but that’s not alarming or even uncommon. Other government websites were attacked but defended themselves, the sort of thing that happens all the time. If this is what an international cyberattack looks like, it hardly seems worth worrying about at all.
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