Friday, March 22, 2013

L.A.Times: Hackers who hit South Korea used an old tactic

The recent cyber attack experienced by South Korean broadcast networks and some banks is big news over in the United States and around the world. 

It's particularly notable that it was such a simple mode of attack, and hopefully we'll see South Korean agencies and businesses start to tighten security. Starting with getting rid of ActiveX.


From the Los Angeles Times:

Hackers who hit South Korea used an old tactic

Beijing --   The cyber warriors who paralyzed more than 30,000 computers in South Korea used a simple technique decades old, but showed a flair for the classical by including Roman military references in their programing.

The full story can be viewed at: http://www.latimes.com/la-hackers-who-hit-south-korea-used-a-decadesold-tactic-20130321,0,6500598.story?track=latiphoneapp

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