[ISN] Brighton company involved in cyber attack on US and South Korea, investigators claim

From: InfoSec News <alerts_at_private>
Date: Fri, 17 Jul 2009 03:41:09 -0500 (CDT)

By Richard Lloyd Parry 
Times Online
July 15, 2009 

The master computer which controlled last week.s massive cyber attack on 
websites in the US and South Korea is in Britain, Asian computer 
security investigators claim.

The attack, which paralysed the websites of South Korean and United 
States government agencies, banks and businesses over the course of a 
week, was first blamed on communist North Korea. But having traced the 
attack back via proxy computers used in the attack, a security company 
in Vietnam has identified a server belonging to Global Digital 
Broadcast, a Brighton-based internet television company as the source of 
the attacks.

The analysis, by a Vietnamese company, Bach Khoa Internetwork Security 
(BKIS), was carried out at the request of the South Korean government. 
Yesterday, South Korea emphasised that it was not clear whether Global 
Digital Broadcast was the origin of the attacks or whether it was also 
being manipulated by a master computer.

"The [Brighton] server appears to have controlled compromised handler 
servers," Park Cheol Soon of South Korea.s communications commission. 
told Agence France Presse. "However, it needs more investigation to 
confirm whether this server was the final attacker server or not." 


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