[ISN] S. Korean military susceptible to cyber terrorism: intelligence officials

From: InfoSec News <alerts_at_private>
Date: Wed, 17 Jun 2009 05:35:47 -0500 (CDT)

Today In Asia
16 June 2009 

GWACHEON, South Korea, June 16 (Yonhap) -- The South Korean military 
remains vulnerable to cyber attacks as an average of 15,000 attempts are 
made daily to hack into its computer systems, intelligence officials 
said Tuesday.

"Eighty-nine percent of them are simple attempts to hack into servers 
and Internet homepages, while 11 percent are sophisticated attempts to 
extract military intelligence," the Defense Security Command (DSC) said 
in a statement, calling it a 20 percent increase compared with last 

The DSC, which hosted a one-day conference on cyber security in the city 
of Gwacheon, just south of Seoul, did not say where the attacks 

Speaking at the conference, Yoo Ho-jin, a National Intelligence Service 
official, said his agency has recently proposed the president name an 
aide to deal with cyber security.


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