South Korean TV networks, banks under suspect cyber attack
SEOUL (AFP) - The South Korean military raised its cyber attack warning level on Wednesday after computer networks crashed at major TV broadcasters and banks, with initial suspicions focused on North Korea.
The Korea Internet Security Agency, a state watchdog, said computer networks at three TV broadcasters - KBS, MBC and YTN - as well as the Shinhan and Nonghyup banks had been "partially or entirely crippled".
LG Uplus, an Internet service provider, also reported a network crash.
An investigator from the specialist cyber wing of the national police agency said the shutdown appeared to have been triggered by a "virus or malicious code", suggesting a concerted hacking operation.