S. Korea ready for more cyberattacks; banks recover
SEOUL (AP) - South Korea said on Friday that it was preparing for the possibility of more cyberattacks as a new team of investigators tried to determine if North Korea was behind a synchronised shutdown of tens of thousands of computers at six South Korean banks and media companies.
Many in Seoul suspect that hackers loyal to Pyongyang were behind Wednesday's attack, but South Korean officials have yet to assign blame and say they have no proof yet of North Korea's involvement.
The investigation could take weeks, but an initial finding linked a Chinese Internet Protocol address to one of the banks affected.
South Korea has set up a team of computer security experts from the government, military and private sector to identify the hackers and is preparing to deal with more possible attacks, presidential spokesman Yoon Chang Jung told reporters on Friday. He didn't elaborate on the possibility of more attacks.