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Report: Cyber Attacks came from UK, not N. Korea

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posted on Jul, 16 2009 @ 06:42 AM
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Report: Cyber Attacks came from UK, not N. Korea


macedoniaonline.eu

Thursday, 16 July 2009
A recent wave of cyber attacks that crippled thousands of computers and websites in the United States and South Korea could have originated from inside Britain, experts have warned.

According to security researchers in Vietnam, the source of last week's string of attacks by the Mydoom virus - which overwhelmed systems belonging to the US Treasury and the office of the South Korean president Lee Myung-Bak - can be traced to the UK.


"We have analyzed the malware pattern that we received" said Nguyen Minh Duc, a director of Vietnamese security company BKIS, i
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posted on Jul, 16 2009 @ 06:42 AM
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Why would British hackers want to attack the US Treasury? Is it possible that other foreign entities simply used the server in Britain?

And why did the original story put the origin of the attacks in N. Korea; is there possible retaliation being planned by the West on Kim? Cyber or otherwise.

It seems as if the Vietnamese security company that found the malware has raised more questions than answers.

macedoniaonline.eu
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posted on Jul, 16 2009 @ 07:00 AM
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A lot of hackers do this stuff for fun, with no other motive except fun.

So who knows what their intentions were.



posted on Jul, 16 2009 @ 10:24 AM
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Originally posted by _Phoenix_
A lot of hackers do this stuff for fun, with no other motive except fun.

So who knows what their intentions were.


This hack seemed much more targeted. Info fishing? Trashing?

I personally have a hard time in seeing how disrupting random computers could be any kind of FUN.

This deal seems much more in line with cyber espionage.

[edit on 16-7-2009 by whaaa]



posted on Jul, 16 2009 @ 12:41 PM
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This is the last bit from the article. So before you attempt to extradite any more British Citizens let us get all the facts straight.


"We don't know that the attackers were actually based in Britain, or mainly hacked a British IP address and used it for delivery,'' an official from the Korean Communications Commission told the Korea Times.



Lets face it the Underworld has the upper hand when it comes to hacking..


Shame it wasn't used for something a bit more constructive like Gary McKinnon


 

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