South Korea hit by cyber attack

A cyber alert was issued by South Korea after a hacking attack on government websites. Media sites and even the website of the presidential office were hit by an apparently co-ordinated attack on Tuesday morning. The identity of the hackers was not known, a government statement said.

Messages praising North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and claiming that hacking collective Anonymous was responsible were left on the hacked websites. However, Anonymous denied any involvement in the South Korean cyber-attacks on its official Twitter account, AFP news agency reported. In fact, the group Anonymous was said to have planned attacks against North Korean websites.

A number of North Korean websites went offline on Tuesday morning and appeared to have been targeted by hackers on Tuesday, South Korea’s Yonhap news agency reported, citing unnamed sources.

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