Gov't Websites Hit Again by Cyber Attacks

Government websites on Friday were again struck by cyber attacks traced to China, but the sites suffered no damage thanks to swift action to block access.

The Ministry of Public Administration and Security said websites run by the Ministry of Justice and the Korea Culture and Information Service fell under a series of attacks, known as distributed denial-of-service, which slow traffic. The attacks have been traced to more than 270 Internet servers, most of them based in China.

Earlier last week another government website was similarly attacked by hackers believed to be in China.

Arirang News / Jun. 14, 2010 10:47 KST