March 20th, 2013
11:52 AM ET

Hacking attack hits South Korea

[Updated at 11:52 a.m. ET] South Korean investigators now believe computer outages at South Korean banks and broadcasters Wednesday were caused by cyberattackers, though they're still not sure who those attackers were, South Korean officials and the semiofficial Yonhap News Agency reported.

[Posted at 2:42 a.m. ET] South Korean police said Wednesday they are investigating a computer outage that is affecting servers at three leading television broadcasters and a large bank.

Customers of Shinhan Bank are unable to log into the lender's website at the moment, the company said in an online statement.

And the broadcaster YTN reported that 500 of its computers had been disabled by the outage. Police didn't immediately provide a reason for the server failure.

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soundoff (8 Responses)
  1. Oleg

    I wonder in North Korea is involved?

    March 20, 2013 at 12:00 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Eric

    just take out NK already, I don't care if they did it or not. They threatened the US and that should have been a declaration of war right there. Obama is a WUS for not immediately launching cruise missles into NK after they threatened to nuke us.

    March 20, 2013 at 12:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • ..

      WWIII? Nope. Not for some temper tantrum by a little despot. Nope.

      March 20, 2013 at 12:45 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Eric

    How can another country threaten to nuke the US and we did nothing? We've officially shown our weakness

    March 20, 2013 at 12:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • ..

      Do you want China to wipe us off the map? THAT'S why. This isn't some little GIJOE game. Grow up.

      March 20, 2013 at 12:48 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Jeff Frank (R-Ohio) "Right Wing Insanity"

    I could hack. But I would use a maul. Norton or AVG are kind of useless fot avenging that.

    March 20, 2013 at 2:40 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Jim

    It is a PRC worm, perhaps given to the DPRK.

    March 20, 2013 at 4:26 pm | Report abuse |