Hackers

N. Korea Suspected of Cyber Attacks

Kim Jong Il has been spending some time at his computer, it seems: North Korea is suspected of launching a widespread cyber attack that began on July 4 and knocked out the websites of the Treasury Department, the Secret Service, the Transportation Department, and other U.S. agencies. South Korean government sites also came under attack, as did several commercial sites including The Washington Post. According to the Associated Press, “South Korea's National Intelligence Service, the nation's main spy agency, told a group of South Korean lawmakers Wednesday it believes that North Korea or North Korean sympathizers in the South were behind the attacks.”