http://abc.net.au/news/newsitems/s738547.htm December 1, 2002 South Korean activists have attacked the White House computer server with electronic mail bombs to protest the acquittal of two US soldiers accused of killing two schoolgirls in a road accident. Meanwhile, four people have been arrested breaking into a US army base and riot police have stopped 300 protesters from marching on the American embassy in Seoul. South Korean hackers and Internet users launched the bombs at the server at 0300 GMT. However, an activist says the cyber attack is "largely ineffective due to an advanced filtering system at the White House". The activist says a second attack will be launched. It is not known how many people are involved in the attack. Some 25 million people, more than half of the South Korean population, have access to the Internet and regularly use email. The attack was led by a coalition of 130 civic groups, which have organized protests since two 14-year-old girls were crushed to death by a 50-tonne military vehicle on their way to a birthday party in June. Anti-US sentiment escalated in South Korea, one of Washington's close allies, after a US military court cleared the soldiers of negligent homicide two weeks ago. - ISN is currently hosted by Attrition.org To unsubscribe email majordomoat_private with 'unsubscribe isn' in the BODY of the mail.
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