South Korean Web Sites Hit by Suspected Cyber Attack

South Korea says the Web sites of
major government agencies, banks and Internet sites were paralyzed
due to a suspected cyber attack.

The state-run Korea Information Security Agency said that Web
sites of the presidential Blue House, the Defense Ministry, the
National Assembly, Shinhan Bank, Korea Exchange Bank and top
Internet portal Naver have been down or had access problems
starting late Tuesday.

Some of the sites remain unstable.

Agency spokeswoman Ahn Jeong-eun says the paralysis happened
because of a deluge of computers trying to connect with the
affected sites, overwhelming computer servers that handle the
traffic.


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