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January 19, 2011
Suspected North Korean hackers have launched a cyber attack on the
website of a radio station that has aired harsh criticism of the
country's communist regime, defectors said Tuesday.
Free North Korea Radio said in an online report that a massive DDOS
(distributed denial of service) attack had paralysed its website for
four hours on Monday.
It said its website was also attacked Tuesday by hackers using a server
in North Korea.
"This represents (a) blatant cyber attack on our website (by North
Korea)," said the radio station, which is run by defectors in Seoul.
The North is believed to have an elite unit of hackers. Some South
Korean officials suspect it was behind a major DDOS attack on 25 US and
South Korean websites in July 2009.
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