[ISN] 'DDoS Malware Was Produced in Korea'

From: InfoSec News <alerts_at_private>
Date: Tue, 28 Jul 2009 02:31:43 -0500 (CDT)

By Kim Tong-hyung
Staff Reporter
Korea Times

The powerful Internet attack that crippled South Korean computers 
earlier this month may have been initiated by local hackers after all, 
according to a police report issued on Monday.

The National Police Agency's cyber crimes unit said the malicious 
software used for the recent distributed denial of service (DDoS) 
attacks were put out by two "Web hard" online storage sites, which 
manage commercial peer-to-peer transactions of files.

Authorities, including the Korea Communications Commission (KCC) and the 
National Intelligence Service (NIS), have been struggling to track down 
the source of the cyber criminals.

However, police investigators say that 21 of the 27 "zombie" computers 
they examined, which were infected and compromised by the malicious 
codes, were infected from programs originating from the two online 
storage sites.


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