June 28, 2010
Police arrested 33 hackers who used a 'distribution of denial of
service' program to cheat online poker players out of 55 million won
($45,265) from last November through May.
The hackers, led by 30-year-old Yu and 29-year-old Kim, were booked
without detention on charges of gaining illegal profits.
The Cyber Terror Response Center in Gyeonggi said the gang used a DDOS
attack to infect 11,000 computers at 700 PC rooms across the country.
Police said Yu bought the "Netbot Attacker" program from a Chinese
hacker last November, then sold copies online to Kim and others. The
gang broke into the administrative systems of the PC rooms and installed
the virus in their computers to allow them to see the hands of poker
Netbot Attacker is one of the programs that attacked Korea.s major
Internet sites on July 7, 2009, slowing down connection speeds
throughout the country and disabling the major sites for six days.
Recent versions of Netbot Attacker update too fast for security programs
to keep up with them, but attempts to control DDOS attacks have inflated
the price of the program from 3 million won to 15 million won in the
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