facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search

S. Korea backs off DPRK hacking claim

Jan. 17, 2013 at 9:24 AM   |   Comments

SEOUL, Jan. 17 (UPI) -- A spokesman for the South Korean government said Thursday that Seoul was backing away from claims it was the victim of a North Korean cyberattack.

A South Korean official was cited by the Yonhap news agency as stating intelligence agencies in Seoul had found signs that computer servers for the government's press room may have been compromised by a cyberattack emanating from North Korea.

Government spokesman Yoon Chang-jung said the press office's computer networks were more vulnerable that government systems because they were connected to commercial computer networks. He said, however, there was "some misunderstanding in the course" of delivering warnings, Yonhap adds.

Authorities early this week said a cyberattack on the website for a South Korean newspaper was tied to Pyongyang.

The misstep comes as South Korean President-elect Park Geun-hye starts preparations for taking office in late February. The opposition Democratic United Party said the miscommunication on the cyberattack was "shameful."

North and South Korea remain technically at war.

© 2013 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Most Popular
1
5-year-old girl in Idaho shot dead by another 5-year-old
2
Bachmann: Obama wants to use child immigrants for medical experiments
3
Bill Clinton claims he could have killed Osama Bin Laden
4
Army receives first advanced CH-47F helicopter variant
5
Utah man teaches 'homophones', fired for promoting gay agenda
Trending News
Video
x
Feedback