Experts say US largely ruling out North Korea in 2009 cyberattacks on US, South Korea websitesBy Lolita C. Baldor, AP
Saturday, July 3, 2010
US largely ruling out NKorea in 2009 cyberattacks
WASHINGTON — Cybersecurity experts say U.S. officials have largely ruled out North Korea as the origin of a computer attack last July that took down U.S. and South Korean government websites.
But authorities aren’t much closer than they were a year ago to knowing exactly who did it — and why.
The crippling strikes did not compromise security or breach any sensitive data, and experts say federal agencies are better prepared today.
The threats from computer-based attacks are increasing — and those attacks not only can disrupt service but they also can heat up political tensions.