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S. Korean gov't Web site attacked again: ministry

Two South Korean government Web sites were attacked again Saturday by hackers traced to China, but there was no major damage, the home ministry said.

The sites of the Ministry of Justice and the Korea Culture and Information Service were hit by a massive number of access attempts in what is knowns as distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks from 247 China-based Internet servers, according to the Ministry of Public Administration and Security.

The ministry added the sites suffered no damage thanks to shrewd action to block access.

Earlier this week, another South Korean government Web site, http:korea.go.kr, which provides civil services and information on government policies, suffered access delays and failures for nearly four hours due to similar attacks from China. [Yonhap]
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어제 저녁 법무부 홈페이지 등 중국발 공격



행정안전부는 11일 오후 문화체육관광부의 해외문화홍보원과 법무부 홈페이지가 중국발 디도스(DDoS.분산서비스거부) 공격을 받았으나 조기 대응해 피해는 없었다고 12일 밝혔다.

지난 9일 국가 대표포털(http://korea.go.kr)이 중국의 인터넷주소로부터 총 220분간 디도스 공격을 받은 지 이틀 만이다.

이번 사이버 공격은 중국에 있는 274대의 컴퓨터에서 문화체육관광부의 해외문화홍보원 홈페이지(www.korea.net)와 법무부 홈페이지(www.moj.go.kr)를 대상으로 3차례에 걸쳐 평소 통신량(트래픽)의 2.5~10배 수준의 과부하가 생기면서 발생했다.

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