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South Korean prosecutors have accused North Korea of a recent hack attack on a bank which caused a three-day systems outage and deleted details of some customers' credit cards. The attack apparently came from the same IP address as that was used to launch a distributed denial of service against the south earlier this year. That …

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WTF?

Im a little surprised...

... That all NorK IP address and the like are not blocked at the national ISP level in South Korea! I suppose the NorK's could get around this by routing via China but this story doesnt seem to indicate that even this level of subterfuge was required...

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zombie laptop

It said a subcontractors laptop was compromised.

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WTF?

one-to-many?

"The attack apparently came from the same..."

"...IP address..." <---------------------------- Singular

"...as that was used to launch a..."

"...distributed denial of service..." <----- Plural

"...against the south earlier this year."

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Re: one-to-many?

Hello,

The attack was launched from one IP address - it then triggered the network to start the DDOS attack.

cheers

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IE6?

Isn't South K. a country where you need IE6 to get any kind of banking / gov. access?

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Pwned!

"aimed at 40 government websites but only brought down 29"

Well, that was a pretty good result from NorK's point of view! I hope the 29 that got pwned improved/fixed their systems afterwards.

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As long as the SK goverment protects Samsung and LG...

And as long as SK's communications authorities cling to old standars and to ms ie and refuse to open up the domestic standard so that other browswers can permit banking, and as long as local programming code pride and obsequious adherence to ms prevail, then Koreans using Linux and Apple will suffer having no iPad or iPhone or Android access to their banking and to MOST on-line purchasing. This has GOT to be an extreme irritant to all those tens of thousands of Koreans who travel abroad and use technology that is NOT Korea-compulsory, only to return home to having their MacBooks and iPads seem like junk next to ms ie, which is the only sanctioned browser (unless there is news newer than the links I provide below.)

These might interest you:

https://koreatech.wordpress.com/2011/03/21/microsoft-windows-7-sp1-and-ie9-internet-explorer-9-compatibility-with-korean-on-line-internet-banking/?like=1&_wpnonce=a4405f6e9c

https://blog.mozilla.com/gen/2008/07/18/wipi-in-korea-or-non-tariff-barriers-to-mobile-competition/

https://blog.mozilla.com/gen/

Also, see:

http://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/news/nation/2011/05/113_86293.html

BUT, BUT, BUTTTTTT, make sure you have noscript running when you go to the Korea Times site. Google reports that several of the items flashing behind the flash are from rogue sites, some of which (i suspect) may be hijacked by NK or CN crackers...

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Anonymous Coward

You mean

they have computers in North Korea now?

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@ AC

Yes but they only have 1 active internet connection and its dialup! lol

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