05 Mar '11, 10am

S.Korea websites hit by fresh cyber attack

S.Korea websites hit by fresh cyber attack

SEOUL : The web sites of South Korea's key government agencies and financial institutions came under cyber attack for a second day, suffering minor damage, communications authorities said. The Korea and Communications Commission (KCC) said the "distributed denial-of-service (DDoS)" attacks resumed Saturday morning against 29 websites including those of government agencies, Internet portals and banks. "The homepage of parliament momentarily underwent delays but currently all the websites are operating normally," a KCC official told AFP. The attacks were fended off as antivirus software was downloaded as a precaution and most "zombie computers" that were inadvertently used to carry out such attacks were turned off on Saturday. The government and local antivirus firms, however, maintained an alert status for further attacks. South Korean police have isolated 30 overseas serve...

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