NEWS - March 22, 2013
by Carol~ - 3/22/13 6:36 AM
South Korea misidentifies China as cyberattack origin
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean investigators said Friday they had mistakenly identified a Chinese Internet address as the source of a cyberattack that paralyzed tens of thousands of computers at banks and broadcasters earlier this week. But they said they still believe the attack originated from abroad.
The error by South Korean regulators raises questions about their ability to track down the source of an attack that hit 32,000 computers at six companies Wednesday and exposed South Korea's Internet security and vulnerability to hackers.
South Korean investigators said Thursday that a malicious code that spread through the server of one target, Nonghyup Bank, was traced to an Internet Protocol address in China. Even then it was clear that the attack could have originated somewhere else, because such data can easily be manipulated by hackers. Experts suspect North Korea was behind the attack.
Continued : http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2013/03/22/south-korea-cyberattack-china/2008617/
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