[ISN] Naver Hit By New Hacking Method

From: InfoSec News <alerts_at_private>
Date: Fri, 18 Jul 2008 02:48:02 -0500 (CDT)

Digital Chosun Ilbo
July 18, 2008

Hackers recently targeted Naver, Korea's largest Internet portal, in a 
never-before-seen kind of attack. Choi Whee-young, CEO of Naver's parent 
NHN, said in a meeting with reporters Thursday that Naver users recently 
had trouble accessing the portal's cafes because it had to temporarily 
block access after detecting new kinds of hacker attacks.

"Fortunately we suffered no damage and no information leak," Choi said. 
"The Korea Information Security Agency and the National Police Agency's 
Cyber Terror Response Center are now investigating the incident. But 
because the type of attack was totally unheard of, some companies that 
are not equipped with anti-hacking systems could be helpless if they are 

Earlier Naver posted a notice saying that some of its cafes had been 
inaccessible at a certain time last Wednesday and Thursday. It 
apologized for the inconvenience but did not mention the exact cause of 
the problem.

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