Cyber attacks against the US and South Korea

globalFor three days, beginning July 4th, major South Korean and US government Web sites were put out of commission by distributed denial of service attacks. Dozens of top South Korean government and commercial Web sites, and US Web sites including the Federal Trade Commission, the Secret Service, the Transportation Department, and The Washington Post, were overwhelmed by requests generated by roughly 20,000 zombie computers designed to take down their servers. North Korea is suspected of organizing the attack that utilized botnets made up of infected PCs located around the world.

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