S. Korean gov't Web site attacked again: ministryTwo 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]