Tag Archives: cyber-attacks

16 March 2013

North Korea accuses US and allies of major cyber attacks

North Korea has accused the United States (US) and its allies of carrying out ‘intensive and persistent’ cyber attacks on its official websites. These accusations come at a time of increased tensions between North Korea on the one hand and South Korea and the US on the other, and only a few days after the start of the annual joint military drills by the US and South Korea.

Source: BBC | North Korea says US 'behind hack attack'
Source: Reuters | RPT-North Korea accuses U.S. of cyber attack "sabotage"

28 June 2012

Cyber warfare: some questions of shared responsibility

During the past weeks several reports have emerged revealing details on one of the gravest cyber-attacks that have taken place, the Flame malware. It has been suggested that Flame has been co-sponsored by the same State or States that had launched Stuxnet, even though the head of the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) of the UN has stated that this is mere speculation, Stuxnet being the virus that had targeted the Iranian nuclear programme. Flame has been used to attack computers and network systems across the Middle East. The malware exploited a flaw in the Windows operating system in order to map and monitor the targeted computers. The situation provoked a reaction by the ITU, which stressed the need for co-operation among states in addressing the problems arising out of the growing use of networks to infiltrate and cause damage to systems across the world. (more…)