http://www.chosun.com/w21data/html/news/200105/200105030249.html 05/03(Thu)18:28 The National Police Agency's Cyber Terror Countermeasure Center, along with the United States Air Force Office of Special Investigation (OSI), said Thursday that they were questioning a 24-year-old airman first class of the USAF at Osan Air Base on charges of hacking into the Internet homepages of 113 Korean sites, including education institutes and venture companies. The police stated the airman used a computer at his office or at the house of his Korean girlfriend to break into Korean sites. Most recently he allegedly got into the server of an elementary school in Namhae, Gyeongnam Province from his office desktop on April 13. He is charged with deleting the school's home page, replacing it with abusive words in English and leaving a backdoor. The NPA said the airman did not hack into the sites of major Korean government organizations, but that he could conduct a simultaneous Denial Of Service (DOS) attack on specific home pages using the backdoors he had built. The police is taking into notice the fact that the airman hacked into 35 venture companies and is investigating whether he came into possession of any classified company information. Police isaid revealed the airman, identified only as "R," has been a member of an international hacking organization, WHP (We Hate People), since October 1999 and reported his hacking achievements whenever he could. The police arrested airman R red-handed, while he was hacking at his girlfriend's house in Pyeongtaek, Gyeonggi Province Monday afternoon but transfered custody to the US Military's OSI, according to the regulations of the Korea-US Status of Forces Agreement (SOFA). This is the first time a US serviceman has been found hacking a Korean homepage. ISN is hosted by SecurityFocus.com --- To unsubscribe email LISTSERVat_private with a message body of "SIGNOFF ISN".
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