Experts suspect North behind South Korea computer crash
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - A cyber attack caused computer networks at major South Korean banks and top TV broadcasters to crash simultaneously on Wednesday, paralysing bank machines across the country and prompting speculation of North Korean involvement.
Screens went blank at 2pm (1pm Singapore time), the state-run Korea Information Security Agency said, and more than seven hours later some systems were still down.
Police and South Korean officials couldn't immediately determine responsibility and North Korea's state media made no immediate comments on the shutdown. But some experts suspected a cyber attack orchestrated by Pyongyang.
The rivals have exchanged threats amid joint United States-South Korean military drills and in the wake of United Nations sanctions meant to punish North Korea over its nuclear test last month.