[ISN] South Korea attacks force DDoS bunker creation

From: InfoSec News <alerts_at_private>
Date: Fri, 19 Nov 2010 00:25:00 -0600 (CST)

By Darren Pauli
ZDNet Australia 
November 19, 2010

South Korea has installed digital "bunkers" to prevent a repeat of the 
massive distributed-denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks that crippled parts 
of the country last year.

The nation was floored after huge streams of junk Internet data poured 
across South Korea's networks last year, targeting the infrastructure of 
government and businesses in what is known as a DDoS attack.

It took-out parts of the communications networks for up to a week, also 
hitting US targets, before the malware behind the DDoS attacks self 

"We were caught off-guard," Jinhyun Cho of the Korea Computer Emergency 
Response Team (KrCERT) told ZDNet Asia's sister site ZDNet Australia. 
"It was on the mouths of everyone; the whole country knows what a DDoS 
attack is."

The attacks forced blasé telcos to cooperate with KrCERT and forge "DDoS 
bunkers" to protect the nation's small-to-medium enterprises from 


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