MyDoom Virus: Cyber Attack on US, South Korea
Cyber Attacks against the US Stock Exchange, the US Treasury, the State Department, and the White House took place earlier today, though no damage was done. The Russian MyDoom virus is apparently the culprit, though North Korea too k the heat at first. These denial-of-service attacks were blamed on North Korea, even as Soul also blamed Pyongkang for attacks on South Korean computer targets before tracking the source to an updated version of the MyDoom virus.
Several U.S. government Web sites, including the White House, as well as South Korean government sites were attacked by hackers over the past few days,
25 different targets were attacked in South Korea, including major banks.
South Korean intelligence officials quickly pointed the finger at North Korea, or pro-Pyongyang forces. But computer security analysts in Seoul said that they had tracked the attack as an updated version of the Russian MyDoom virus – the world's fastest spreading virus when it was first unleashed in 2004.