You choose, we deliver
If you are interested in this story, you might be interested in others from The Journal Gazette. Go to www.journalgazette.net/newsletter and pick the subjects you care most about. We'll deliver your customized daily news report at 3 a.m. Fort Wayne time, right to your email.

World

  • 280 missing in ferry disaster, mostly teens
    MOKPO, South Korea – A ferry carrying 462 people, mostly high school students on an overnight trip to a tourist island, sank off South Korea’s southern coast on Wednesday, leaving more than 280 people missing despite a
  • Russian FM: Russia still to meet with Ukraine
    Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov says Russia is still planning to meet with Ukrainian officials at an international conference in Geneva on Thursday.
  • Sub makes 2nd dive to search for Malaysian plane
    As a robotic submarine dove into the ocean to look for lost Flight 370, angry Chinese relatives stormed out of a teleconference meeting Wednesday to protest the Malaysian government for not addressing them in person.
Advertisement

South Korea misidentifies China as cyberattack origin

SEOUL, South Korea – South Korean investigators say they were wrong when they identified a Chinese Internet address as the origin of a cyberattack that paralyzed tens of thousands of computers at six South Korean companies this week. But they still believe the attack originated from somewhere abroad.

Seoul’s Korea Communications Commission said today that an Internet Protocol address linked to Wednesday’s attack actually belonged to a computer at one of the South Korean companies that were hit.

Commission officials say the IP address was used only for the company’s internal network and was identical to a public Chinese address.

Investigators say an analysis of malware and servers indicates the attack was likely orchestrated from abroad. They didn’t elaborate.

Experts in Seoul suspect Pyongyang of orchestrating the attack. The investigation will likely take weeks.

Advertisement