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US and South Korea Government Websites Attacked, North Korea Suspected

South Korea's intelligence agency suspects that North Korea may have been behind an Internet attack that on Tuesday and Wednesday targeted government web sites in South Korea and the United States, lawmakers in Seoul told news agencies.

Twenty-six Web sites in the two countries, including the office of South Korea's president and the defense ministry, were targeted, the South Korean National Intelligence Service said in a statement. In the United States, the attack targeted Web sites operated by major government agencies, including the departments of Homeland Security and Defense…

Read full story: Washington Post

Updates:  UPDATED Jul 10, 2009 1:11 PM PDT
Korean/U.S. DDoS Attacks: Perplexing, Disruptive, and Destructive Analysis by Shadowserver, Jul.10.2009
PCs Used in Korean DDoS Attacks May Self Destruct Washington Post, Jul.9.2009
Gillibrand Responds to Cyber Attacks, Introduces New Legislation to Foster Global Response U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, Jul.9.2009
New CEO Stresses ICANN's Role in Cybersecurity Brenden Kuerbis, CircleID, Jul.9.2009
US State Department still under cyberattack AFP, Jul.8.2009

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