[ISN] External hacker suspected in Nonghyup network crash

From: InfoSec News <alerts_at_private>
Date: Fri, 15 Apr 2011 00:12:13 -0500 (CDT)

The Dong-A Ilbo
April 15, 2011

Prosecutors have begun an investigation into the National Agricultural 
Cooperative Federation, also called Nonghyup or NH Bank, which has 
suffered a major network crash. The Financial Supervisory Service will 
start a probe into this as early as Friday.

Prosecutors said Thursday that they suspect an outside hacker disrupted 
Nonghyup’s network system. The federation has yet to pinpoint the cause 
of the crash since the incident occurred three days ago.

The network has not been fully recovered yet, increasing the damage to 
its 30 million customers.

A cyber crime investigative team at the Seoul Central District 
Prosecutors` Office said Thursday that it confiscated an IBM Korea 
employee’s laptop and relevant electronic records. Prosecutors say an 
expert hacker probably accessed the bank server via this laptop because 
the laptop was connected to the external Internet for 24 hours.


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