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US Officials Eye North Korea in Cyber Attack

US Politics & Gov't  (tags: government, usa, N Korea, cyber attacks, technology, computers, investigation, crime )

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WASHINGTON - U.S. authorities on Wednesday eyed North Korea as the origin of the widespread cyber attack that overwhelmed government Web sites in the United States and South Korea, although they warned it would be difficult to definitively identify the- -

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Dee C (23)
Wednesday July 8, 2009, 9:16 pm
"The powerful attack that targeted dozens of government and private sites underscored how unevenly prepared the U.S. government is to block such multipronged assaults.

While Treasury Department and Federal Trade Commission Web sites were shut down by the software attack, which lasted for days over the holiday weekend, others such as the Pentagon and the White House were able to fend it off with little disruption.

The North Korea link, described by three officials, more firmly connected the U.S. attacks to another wave of cyber assaults that hit government agencies Tuesday in South Korea. The officials said that while Internet addresses have been traced to North Korea, that does not necessarily mean the attack involved the Pyongyang government.

The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak publicly on the matter.

South Korea intelligence officials have identified North Korea as a suspect in those attacks and said that the sophistication of the assault suggested it was carried out at a higher level that just rogue or individual hackers."

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Fiona O (565)
Thursday July 9, 2009, 12:29 am
Thank you Dee. This is really scary stuff. I never thought of North Korea as being able to use this type of warfare against us.

Cathi Hartline (248)
Thursday July 9, 2009, 12:38 am
thank You very much Dalia and Dee, for informing me and others! it is so important to keep ourselves aware of all that is going on these days!....blessings of peace.....Cathi

Cheree M (46)
Thursday July 9, 2009, 1:27 am
Thanks for sharing. Wow.

BernadetteP P (72)
Thursday July 9, 2009, 11:22 am
inereating dee thank you

Shirley H (49)
Thursday July 9, 2009, 2:32 pm
This doesn't surprise me at all. I don't trust North Korea one bit.
Shirley H.

Mandi T (376)
Thursday July 9, 2009, 6:02 pm

Dee C (23)
Friday July 10, 2009, 3:41 pm
I would not put anything past them..N. Korea is in the hands of a very disturbed madman..
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