Due to malicious software, numerous U.S. and S.K. Web
slowed or ground to a complete stop during the attack, as cyber
experts scrambled to pinpoint the source of the problem.
According to experts, the IP address traced to the attacks was leased
from China, the South Korean National Intelligence Service noted in
“The attacks on Korean and U.S. internet sites
were traced back to circuits
originating in China,” according to South Korean spy chief Won
Sei-hoon, who recently spoke during a closed-door meeting. “North
Korea's communications ministry has been confirmed as leasing the
As the western world continues to deal with growing
cyber threats from Eastern Europe and China, the possibility of North
Korea and China helping one another is a newer threat. If China and
North Korea share information on which targets to attack, and which
ones are vulnerable, the U.S. must be ready to deal with an increase
in attacks led by the North Korean government.
and many other developed nations, Internet access is restricted in
North Korea – with internet reserved mainly for the government –
with Kim Jong-II now trying to catch up in the ongoing cyber battle.