WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. authorities are trying to figure out
who's behind cyber attacks that began over the Fourth of July
weekend, causing a wave of Web site outages in America and South
South Korea's spy agency told lawmakers nearly 90 IP addresses
in 16 countries were used in the attacks. There are suspicions
North Korea is to blame, but the National Intelligence Service says
it's too soon to tell.
U.S. authorities echoed the sentiment. They're launching an
investigation that will include agents using cyber chat rooms to
ferret out tips and analysts poring over computer codes.
The assaults have been described as denial of service attacks in
which floods of computers try to connect to a single site at the
same time, overwhelming the server.
The attacks against seven South Korean sites continued Friday.