Posted tagged ‘South Korea’

We are under Attack!… Cyber Attack.

July 8, 2009

The Treasury,our power grid, the Federal Trade Commission, and the Transportation Department have all been hit by an attack. Though government officials are refusing to comment, we do know that it slowed down government servers and shut down the office of the President’s website. The attack is said to have started on the 4th of July, and is believed to still be continuing.. In South Korea.

South Korean officials also refused to comment on the event. However, Yonhop (A South Korean News Agency) has reported that the attacks were carried out by North Korea. Homeland Defense Secretary Janet Napolitano has said “The vulnerability is something [we] have known about for years”. I would like to close with a question. If we have known about it for years, why have we done nothing? Why is it possible that a low-tech nation such as North Korea, can threaten our Cyber Security?