18 Jan '11, 12pm

North Korea hackers attack defector website

SEOUL - SUSPECTED North Korean hackers have launched a cyber attack on the website of a radio station that has aired harsh criticism of the country's communist regime, defectors said on Tuesday. Free North Korea Radio said in an online report that a massive DDOS (distributed denial of service) attack had paralysed its website for four hours on Monday. It said its website was also attacked on Tuesday by hackers using a server in North Korea. 'This represents (a) blatant cyber attack on our website (by North Korea),' said the radio station, which is run by defectors in Seoul. The North is believed to have an elite unit of hackers. Some South Korean officials suspect it was behind a major DDOS attack on 25 US and South Korean websites in July 2009. In recent months, the North has increased its online presence by opening accounts at Twitter and YouTube to link to stinging stat...

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