05 Jul '11, 8pm

Cyber attacks on South Korea-US a test run, says McAfee

SAN FRANCISCO: Cyber attacks on US and South Korean military websites in March may have been a test by North Korea or sympathizers, according to a report released Tuesday by computer security firm McAfee. "The combination of technical sophistication juxtaposed with relatively limited execution and myopic outcome is analogous to bringing a Lamborghini to a go-cart race," McAfee said in its findings. "As such, the motivations appear to outweigh the attack, making this truly seem like an exercise to test and observe response capabilities. Banking, military and government websites in South Korea and sites for US forces in that country were hit with distributed denial of service attacks on March 4th in a strike very similar to a cyber assault 20 months earlier, according to McAfee security researcher Georg Wicherski. The DDoS attacks were made by usurping control of virus-infec...

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