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Attacks Drive South Korea to Install DDoS Bunkers

“In hopes of combating ongoing distributed-denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks, South Korea recently erected digital ‘bunkers’ throughout their networks, according to a post on ZDNet’s Australian site.

Created to help smaller businesses too poor to defend themselves, the ‘bunkers’ are providing temporary peace of mind and are expected to be used for about a week. With the ‘bunkers’ intact, attackers continue to target the victim’s original IP address, while the company shifts their operations to a new IP address, alleviating stress.”

From Threat Post

South Korea fights DDoS attacks with digital ‘bunkers’

“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 its networks last year, targeting the infrastructure of government and businesses. ‘We were caught off-guard,’ Jinhyun Cho of the Korea Computer Emergency Response Team (KrCERT) told ZDNet Australia. “The whole country knows what a DDoS attack is.’ ”

From CNET

South Korea blocks access to North Korea’s Twitter account

“South Korea has blocked North Korea’s new Twitter account from being accessed in the South, saying the tweets contain “illegal information” under the country’s security laws, officials said Thursday.

North Korea announced last week saying it has a Twitter account and a YouTube channel in an apparent effort to boost its propaganda war against South Korea and the United States.

North Korea, one of the world’s most secretive countries, blocks Internet access for all but the elite among its 24 million citizens but is believed to have a keen interest in information technology.”

From The Globe and Mail

Google under probe in South Korea over data collection

“South Korean police said they raided Google Inc.’s Seoul office on Tuesday on suspicion that the Internet search leader had illegally collected data on users.

The probe in one of Asia’s most wired countries came as a fresh setback to Google, which already faces investigation over “Street View” by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, a variety of probes overseas and class action lawsuits.”

From the Globe and Mail