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SOUTH KOREA SOUNDS ALERT AFTER OFFICIAL WEBSITES HACKED

June 25, 2013

Fox News on June 24, 2013, published an AFP report that South Korea issued a cyber attack alert after hackers apparently penetrated a number of official websites, including the presidential Blue House, the science ministry said.

“The government can confirm a cyber attack by unidentified hackers that shut down several sites including the Blue House,” the ministry said in a statement, adding that the five-stage national cyber alert had been raised from level one to two.

The ministry statement did not speculate on who might be responsible. Investigations into several recent large-scale cyber assaults on South Korean media groups and financial institutions concluded that they originated in North Korea.

A number of posts left on the hacked sites claimed to be the work of the global “hacktivist” group Anonymous and included messages praising North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un.