40 major South Korean websites hit by DDoS attacksMarch 4th, 2011 - 1:56 pm ICT by ANI
Seoul, Mar 4 (ANI): Around 40 major South Korean websites, including that of the presidential office, Cheong Wa Dae, came under distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks this morning.
The other websites hit include Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade and top lender Kookmin Bank, came under distributed DDoS attacks, Yonhap News Agency reported, citing AhnLab, South Korea’s top information security company.
Additional attacks are expected to follow this evening.
DDoS attacks are unsophisticated but pose great difficulties for websites to defend against. The attacker directs a giant traffic surge to its target, overwhelming the site’s servers and making it hard for legitimate users to access the site, Xinhua news agency reports. (ANI)
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