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Originally posted by palg1
reply to post by Wrabbit2000
B52s have also been used to drop conventional weapons, alot even.
Historically B52s were backbone of the nuke force, but today haven't the Stealth Bombers taken over the role of delivery boy for nukes?
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SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A Chinese Internet address was the source of a cyberattack on one of the South Korean companies hit in a massive computer shutdown that affected five other banks or media companies, initial findings indicated Thursday.
It's too early to assign blame — Internet addresses can easily be manipulated and disguised — but suspicion for Wednesday's shutdown quickly fell on North Korea, which has threatened Seoul with attack in recent days because of anger over U.N. sanctions imposed for its Feb. 12 nuclear test.
Experts say hackers often attack via computers in other countries to hide their identities. South Korea has previously accused North Korean hackers of using Chinese addresses to attack.
The crash Wednesday caused computer networks at major banks and top TV broadcasters to crash simultaneously. It paralyzed bank machines across the country and raised fears that this heavily Internet-dependent society was vulnerable.
A Chinese address created the malicious code in the server of one of the banks, Nonghyup, where computers crashed, according to an initial analysis by the state-run Korea Communications Commission, South Korea's telecom regulator.
It is expected to take at least four to five days for the infected computers to recover fully.
Regulators have distributed vaccine software to government offices, banks, hospitals and other institutions to prevent more outages.
North Korea issued air raid alerts and ordered its military to take immediate action, the country's state media outlet said Thursday.
Korean Central Television, a TV and radio broadcaster, said the alert was issued at 9:32 a.m. with military units and civilians told to take cover. It added that authorities called on the armed forces to take countermeasures to reduce damage.
The broadcaster did not say if an attack is under way or expected, indicating it may be a drill. The North has carried out similar air raid drills in the past, and ordered blackouts during nighttime exercises.
North Korea's supreme military command said on Thursday its "precision attack" weapons have U.S. navy bases in Guam and Okinawa in their sights and will attack them if it is provoked
The attack damaged 32,000 computers and servers of media and financial companies
Originally posted by Wrabbit2000
Flying B-52's over as specific nuclear bomber elements of the exercises was stupid. What was the point of that but to seriously piss Kim off and make him feel oh so much more insecure than he already did. Not the best frame of mind for a man in HIS position with his toy box, IMO.
The US has nuclear weapons for nations like China ... Russia.. Even Iran, if it came to it. Lets hope it NEVER comes to it.
North Korea though?! Gimmie a break. It's a Postage stamp of a place for such weapons and more importantly ... OUR weapons are SO far advanced to Kim's ability to counter them, conventional is MORE than enough unless someone ate a few bowls of wheaties too many and just HAS to feel the power of doing the unthinkable. In an advanced and virtually equal nation like Russia....nukes would be back and forth because neither can get the advantage otherwise. In North Korea? It's just murder for the unfair matchup aspect.
Keep the stupid B52's at Guam ... The whole planet knows they are there and WHY they are there. It's certainly nothing Kim wasn't painfully aware of before watching one bounce near his border.
Just my two cents on needling and tweaking the nose of a leader who isn't the Rock of Gibraltar in the best of times.
* The links in the post above for Iranian News is quoting the bombers as basis for threats to directly attack America.edit on 20-3-2013 by Wrabbit2000 because: (no reason given)
South Korean communications regulators said the attack originated from an IP address based in China.
An unnamed official from South Korea's presidential office was quoted by the Yonhap news agency as saying the discovery of the Chinese IP address indicated Pyongyang was responsible.