[ISN] Cyber Terrorism Measures regarding 7.7 DDoS Attack

From: InfoSec News <alerts_at_private>
Date: Tue, 4 Aug 2009 00:09:32 -0500 (CDT)

By Yeon Choul-woong
Korea IT Times
August 3, 2009

According to government sources, the Korean government will work out 
comprehensive anti-cyber terrorism measures this month to respond to 
acts like the recent 7.7 DDoS Attack. The countermeasures, gathered by 
government organizations such as the Ministry of Public Administration 
and Security, Korea Communications Commission and National Intelligence 
Service, will be reported to President Lee Myung-bak in the middle of 

The anti-cyber terrorism measures are as follows:

1. Providing national protection of private and public information

2. Strengthening cyber infrastructure in order to protect governmental 

3. Activation of Cyber Terrorism Measures from control center in 
   national and local governments

4. Budget support in development of DDoS guards or Cyber Terrorism 

5. The amendment of the Information Technology law

“It is little early to announce the specific plans of cyber terrorism 
measures since we have not reported it to President Lee Myung-bak yet,” 
a government official said. “We are going to make preparations for 
strengthening the cyber guard system against DDoS and cyber terrorism 
attacks to protect our properties.”

However, the government expressed a negative point of view regarding a 
need to organize a cyber control tower to protect against DDoS attacks.

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