Today In Asia
16 June 2009
GWACHEON, South Korea, June 16 (Yonhap) -- The South Korean military
remains vulnerable to cyber attacks as an average of 15,000 attempts are
made daily to hack into its computer systems, intelligence officials
"Eighty-nine percent of them are simple attempts to hack into servers
and Internet homepages, while 11 percent are sophisticated attempts to
extract military intelligence," the Defense Security Command (DSC) said
in a statement, calling it a 20 percent increase compared with last
The DSC, which hosted a one-day conference on cyber security in the city
of Gwacheon, just south of Seoul, did not say where the attacks
Speaking at the conference, Yoo Ho-jin, a National Intelligence Service
official, said his agency has recently proposed the president name an
aide to deal with cyber security.
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