(The Hosting News) – Amid rising tensions, hack attacks could be coming from the increasingly provocative rogue nation of North Korea. According to a BBC report on Wednesday, the South has blamed the North on a breach against banks and television stations.
The result? Work was disrupted as systems went down. The link to North Korea is reportedly evident in coding also used in a preceding attack from Pyongyang, North Korea’s capital.
The issue occurred the 20th of last month, affecting up to three banks along with TV stations YTN, KBS and MBC. Hit by the issue were 48 thousand computers.
Despite new reporting on the attacks, their origin may go back longer. “The attackers gained control of personal computers or server computers within the target organisations at least eight months ago,” commented South Korea, according to the Korea Herald.
Malware was also included in the attack that reportedly attempted to delete data store by the organizations.
In the past month, North Korea has threatened warfare on the South and allies including the United States. The North is also reportedly readying a missile test.