Wednesday, June 11, 2008

[The Chosun Ilbo, June 10 2008] Beef-Related Cyber Attacks Target Public Agencies

The websites of major public agencies, including a TV station, a political party and a police agency and corporations have been attacked, apparently by opponents of U.S. beef imports.

On Friday afternoon, titles of some messages on the bulletin board of the homepage for SBS TV miniseries "Tokyo, Sun Shower" had been changed into "We oppose U.S. beef imports!" and "Lee Myung-bak, step down!" Investigation showed that they had been rewritten. SBS TV discovered the vandalism around 9:30 p.m. and restored the homepage to its former conditions around 10 p.m, but it was unclear how long the messages had been up. SBS said this was not a hacker intrusion, but somebody with manager authority accessing the homepage from outside and changing the message titles.

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