20 Dec '11, 2am

S. Korea raises alert on N. Korean cyber-attacks

S. Korea raises alert on N. Korean cyber-attacks

SEOUL: South Korea's military has raised its alert against potential cyber-attacks from North Korea after the death of leader Kim Jong-Il, the defence ministry said Tuesday. The ministry raised the alert level called Infocon from the normal peacetime level of five to four immediately after Kim's death was announced Monday, a ministry spokesman told AFP. "All related officers are on higher alert and monitoring the situation very closely," he said. The military has doubled the number of officers monitoring any attempts at hacking or DDOS (Distributed Denial of Service) attacks on its online systems, Yonhap news agency said. The North maintains elite hacker units, prompting the South to set up a specific military command to combat them. In May South Korean prosecutors said the North's military intelligence had launched a cyber-attack that paralysed operations at one of the co...

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