[WASC-WHID] WHID 2011-52: S. Korea's major web sites hit by DDoS attacks

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*Entry Title: *WHID 2011-52: S. Korea's major web sites hit by DDoS attacks
*WHID ID: *2011-52
*Date Occurred: *March 4, 2011
*Attack Method: *Denial of Service
*Application Weakness: *Insufficient Anti-automation
*Outcome: *Downtime
*Attacked Entity Field: *Government
*Attacked Entity Geography: *Seoul, South Korea
*Incident Description: *SEOUL, March 4 (Xinhua) -- A fresh wave of cyber
attacks hit major South Korean Web sites, including that of the presidential
office Cheong Wa Dae, on Friday, local media reported, citing industrial
sources.
Starting 10 a.m. Friday, 40 web sites, including the ones of presidential
office Cheong Wa Dae, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade and top
lender Kookmin Bank, came under distributed denial-of-service (DDoS)
attacks, Yonhap News Agency reported, citing AhnLab, South Korea's top
information security company.
*Mass Attack: *No
*Reference: *
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english2010/world/2011-03/04/c_13760843.htm
*Attack Source Geography:*
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