Skip to comments.S. Korea heightens alert against cyberattacks
Posted on 01/26/2010 11:45:16 PM PST by Cindy
SNIPPET: SEOUL, Jan 27, 2010 (AFP) - South Korea's spy agency said Wednesday it had issued an alert against cyberattacks aimed at stealing data from government networks.
The National Intelligence Service (NIS) did not say whether North Korea was responsible.
Open Radio for North Korea, a Seoul-based group specialising in the North, said the latest attack was led by Pyongyang, which runs elite hacker units.
The NIS said its alert was heightened "from normal to concern" on Monday after a massive inflow of overseas hacking attacks.
The attacks were aimed at stealing data from government and other state networks, it said in a statement on its website."
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