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Cyberwar Stems from Inexperienced Hacker

After an excess of two dozen high-level websites in South Korea as well as the United States were hit by seemingly advanced denial-of-service attacks this week, talk of cyberwar has been circulating. But although it was surpirisingly widespread, all the problems seem to have been caused by a fairly simple five-year-old bug. The bug, known as MyDoom, was originally circulated via email and the file sharing site Kazaa when it originated.

This time around, experts say there weren’t any extra security measures taken to disquise the worm, nor did it seem to be written by anyone especially experienced at writing malware. This news comes after the Associated Press published quotes from anonymous members of South Korean Intelligence insisting that all the trouble was the work of North Korea, further complicating an already volatile relationship between the two countries. Courtest of wired.com

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