N. Korea says South, US behind major cyber attack

Published on Mar 15, 2013 10:16 AM
 

SEOUL (AFP) - North Korea on Friday accused the United States and South Korea of carrying out a "persistent and intensive" cyber attack against its official websites in recent days.

A number of official North Korean websites, including those of the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA), the daily Rodong Sinmun newspaper, and Air Koryo airline became inaccessible early Wednesday.

"Internet servers operated by our republic have come under daily cyber attacks which are persistent and intensive", said KCNA, which noted that the problem coincided with an ongoing South Korea-US joint military drill.

Accusing the US and its South Korean "puppets" of building up their cyber-war capabilities, KCNA said the attack was a "cowardly and despicable act" motivated by fear.

 
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