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S. Korea Says Cyber Attack From North Wiped 48,700 Machines 186

Posted by Unknown Lamer
from the retaliation-will-be-swift-and-ineffective dept.
wiredmikey writes "An official investigation into a major cyber attack on South Korean banks and broadcasters last month has determined that North Korea's military intelligence agency was responsible. An investigation into access records and the malware used in the attack pointed to the North's military Reconnaissance General Bureau as the source, the Korea Internet and Security Agency (KISA) said on Wednesday. To spread the malware, the attackers went through 49 different places in 10 countries including South Korea, the investigation found. The attacks used malware that can wipe the contents of a computer's hard disk (including Linux machines) and damaged 48,700 machines including PCs, ATMs, and servers."
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S. Korea Says Cyber Attack From North Wiped 48,700 Machines

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