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Cyber Attack Targets US, S. Korean Governments

By QnA-Group
19th July 2009


Hi Members,

Thought news of wide spread attacks against nations was an interesting topic to cover for various reasons in the month of July 2009.  It’s important that as a security professional we raise as much awareness as possible and show leadership towards following correct ethics as a CISSP in the field of IT security.

 

Read below to find out more on the attacks:

From the VOA News Website:
U.S. and South Korean government Web sites have been disrupted in what officials are calling a widespread and coordinated cyber attack.

U.S. officials said the attack targeted U.S. government Web sites including that of the White House, departments of Homeland Security, Defense, and Treasury, and The Voice of America. The officials said the attacks began July 4.  

Ref: http://www.voanews.com/english/2009-07-08-voa38.cfm

From the Guarding newspaper:
South Korea sees presidential and bank websites paralysed as Pentagon and White House succeed in deflecting barrage

Ref: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2009/jul/08/south-korea-cyber-attack

The Verdict:
SEOUL, South Korea—Cyber attacks that caused a wave of Web site outages in the U.S. and South Korea used 86 IP addresses in 16 countries, South Korea's spy agency told lawmakers Friday, amid suspicions North Korea was behind the effort. The assaults on Web sites in the U.S. and South Korea have been described as so-called denial of service attacks in which floods of the available networks.  To find out more information on DOS attacks, practice question within Domain 2 of the CISSPTutor application.

For more detailed information see: http://www.insidebayarea.com/news/ci_12791000.

19th July