By Kim Tong-hyung
The powerful Internet attack that crippled South Korean computers
earlier this month may have been initiated by local hackers after all,
according to a police report issued on Monday.
The National Police Agency's cyber crimes unit said the malicious
software used for the recent distributed denial of service (DDoS)
attacks were put out by two "Web hard" online storage sites, which
manage commercial peer-to-peer transactions of files.
Authorities, including the Korea Communications Commission (KCC) and the
National Intelligence Service (NIS), have been struggling to track down
the source of the cyber criminals.
However, police investigators say that 21 of the 27 "zombie" computers
they examined, which were infected and compromised by the malicious
codes, were infected from programs originating from the two online
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