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Don't Fear Recent Cyber Attacks

North Korea loves attention. Kim Jong Il gets headlines with tough talk and feeble and embarrassing missile tests. Now, North Korean hackers may be trying to spread fear with a series of denial-of-service attacks on South Korean and U.S. government Web sites.

But according to security experts, these hackers are as ineffective as current North Korean missile technology. The worst that happened, according to those attacked, was a bit of annoyance.

That's the good news. The bad news is that politically motivated cyber attacks will go on and the level of sophistication is likely to increase. How can we fight cyber attacks? Is there a technical or political answer? Cast your vote at [email protected]

Posted by Doug Barney on 07/10/2009 at 1:16 PM


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