By Richard Lloyd Parry
July 15, 2009
The master computer which controlled last week.s massive cyber attack on
websites in the US and South Korea is in Britain, Asian computer
security investigators claim.
The attack, which paralysed the websites of South Korean and United
States government agencies, banks and businesses over the course of a
week, was first blamed on communist North Korea. But having traced the
attack back via proxy computers used in the attack, a security company
in Vietnam has identified a server belonging to Global Digital
Broadcast, a Brighton-based internet television company as the source of
The analysis, by a Vietnamese company, Bach Khoa Internetwork Security
(BKIS), was carried out at the request of the South Korean government.
Yesterday, South Korea emphasised that it was not clear whether Global
Digital Broadcast was the origin of the attacks or whether it was also
being manipulated by a master computer.
"The [Brighton] server appears to have controlled compromised handler
servers," Park Cheol Soon of South Korea.s communications commission.
told Agence France Presse. "However, it needs more investigation to
confirm whether this server was the final attacker server or not."
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