Hackers shut down Web site of presidential office

Hackers shut down Web site of presidential office
Hackers shut down Web site of presidential office 

Yonhap News
July 8, 2009

SEOUL, July 8 (Yonhap) -- The official Web site of the South Korean 
presidential office was inaccessible Wednesday morning due to attacks by 
hackers who also cracked into government agencies and private firms, 
officials said.
As of 10:00 a.m., the Web site of Cheong Wa Dae remained down as 
unidentified hackers continued their attacks that started Tuesday 
evening, said the government-run Korea Information Security Agency 
After an initial attack that began around 6:00 p.m. Tuesday, the Web 
site returned to normal, but renewed attacks shut it down again, the 
agency said.

The so-called distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks hit 25 
Internet sites, including 11 domestic ones, shutting them down for 
hours, KISA said. Other government agencies attacked include the 
National Assembly and the Ministry of Defense, with the Wweb sites of 
major lenders Shinhan Bank and Korea Exchange Bank brought down by the 
attack as well.
The cyber attacks also affected the country's No. 1 portal Naver's 
e-mail service and online auctioneer eBay's South Korean site, the agency said.


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