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(Fox News)   "Massive" cyberattack underway against South Korean banks, broadcast media. Everybody panic. No, seriously, EVERYBODY PANIC   (foxnews.com) divider line 104
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2013-03-20 03:07:03 AM  
i403.photobucket.com
 
2013-03-20 03:47:40 AM  
Where'd they get a computer to do the hacking?
Probably diesel powered.
 
2013-03-20 03:53:09 AM  
A communications disruption can mean only one thing-invasion.  At least according to George Lucas
 
2013-03-20 04:15:27 AM  
Define "Massive".
 
2013-03-20 04:31:57 AM  
Man, I hope this turns out to be some smart ass in Iowa trying to stir up trouble. If it really is DPRK shiat will get real in a hurry.
 
2013-03-20 04:46:24 AM  
wow time to wipe the dust off of this
thewolverineblogarchive.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-03-20 05:20:45 AM  

libranoelrose: Define "Massive".


Electrons have mass, therefore this attack is massive.
 
2013-03-20 06:26:45 AM  

Relatively Obscure: libranoelrose: Define "Massive".

Electrons have mass, therefore this attack is massive.


passionweiss.com
 
2013-03-20 06:39:22 AM  
Neither banks nor broadcast media have guns.  One would think that if this were a prelude to a military offensive, that South Korean military communications would be the ones under attack.
 
2013-03-20 06:45:56 AM  

flucto: Man, I hope this turns out to be some smart ass in Iowa trying to stir up trouble. If it really is DPRK shiat will get real in a hurry.


I just have a hard time believing they have the capacity to do this. In my head - all of the computers in the DPRK are cardboard cutouts with people inside making beeping noises for legitimacy.

/I'm sure that the palace hassle one.
// for some reason - everything they do to "attack" someone else seems comically full of fail.
/// it's a trap?
 
2013-03-20 06:48:42 AM  
DPRK has sunk a SoKor Navy ship & shelled an island village.
Consequences?
Anybody?

That's what I thought.
 
2013-03-20 07:00:30 AM  
(cyber) War is a racket.
 
2013-03-20 07:03:10 AM  
Hold the phone.

North Korea has computers?
 
2013-03-20 07:03:12 AM  
   Oh, come on, we all know it's nothing but a Zerg Rush.
 
2013-03-20 07:03:59 AM  
Well, the North Koreans probably can't pull this off. but you know who can?

China.
 
2013-03-20 07:04:54 AM  
2.5 whole hours worth of outages? Having to pay in cash at Starbucks?!?! Clearly this will lead to war!
 
2013-03-20 07:04:54 AM  
According to reports, Starbucks customers were asked to pay with cash.

Mother of God.
 
2013-03-20 07:05:19 AM  
So, one teenager hopped up on generic mountain dew, typing furiously while mom is out?
 
2013-03-20 07:06:00 AM  
I wonder how much this story has inflated between sources and arriving to us via the media, heh. You gotta admit, it's kind of hard to envision.

It's like trying to imagine the Amish carrying out a cyberattack against JPM Chase.
 
2013-03-20 07:06:04 AM  

Bontesla: all of the computers in the DPRK are cardboard cutouts with people inside making beeping noises for legitimacy


http://dilbert.com/dyn/str_strip/000000000/00000000/0000000/000000/1 00 00/8000/200/18205/18205.strip.gif

I don't want to steal their bandwidth.
 
2013-03-20 07:06:04 AM  
Damn it! I had Iran-Israel in the office pool.
 
2013-03-20 07:06:12 AM  
...with skulls popping up on the screens of some computers

Seriously?  I'll bet it also pops up "Access Denied" in giant flashing red-on-white san-serif font when you try to 'access the mainframe'.
 
2013-03-20 07:06:43 AM  
"Screens went blank promptly at 2 p.m., with skulls popping up on the screens of some computers"

Wow, how admirably cliche.
 
2013-03-20 07:07:19 AM  
SHUT

DOWN

EVERYTHING


/And turn it back on again.

//Are you sure the computer is plugged in, sir?
 
2013-03-20 07:07:31 AM  
Fatboy?  Nah....

Apparachnik in the PRC?  Much more likely.

Freelancer in Belarus or Ukraine?  Even better odds.
 
2013-03-20 07:08:14 AM  

kim jong-un: According to reports, Starbucks customers were asked to pay with cash.

Mother of God.


It's like something out of those end of the world movies!
 
2013-03-20 07:09:09 AM  

id10ts: DPRK has sunk a SoKor Navy ship & shelled an island village.
Consequences?
Anybody?

That's what I thought.


Actually, SK blew the living crap out of a bunch of gun emplacements in Best Korea as retaliation.
 
2013-03-20 07:09:15 AM  

Sgygus: Neither banks nor broadcast media have guns.  One would think that if this were a prelude to a military offensive, that South Korean military communications would be the ones under attack.


Uh... no.

Hacking into the military's computers wouldn't disrupt much. They're all redundant and there's back ups on top of backs ups and alternative options. Even preemptively killing off one of their communication systems would only mean they switch to a different one. You can't DDoS analog systems.

Civilian networks are backbones, though. You take out their servers and they're toast. Shut down the banks and the TV and the people panic. Get the people panicked and that's damage done. Economic and social.

Also because it's a cyber attack you don't kill anyone so the UN doesn't start bombing you like they would if you were to use a warplane to cause the same disruptions.
 
2013-03-20 07:09:55 AM  
The attack doesn't need to start in Best Korea for it to be because of them, by the way.  I've known some American supporters of the DPRK even.  There's people everywhere willing to swallow propaganda, and fight for a bullshiat cause.
 
2013-03-20 07:10:01 AM  
I hope it hit PSY's recording studio.
 
2013-03-20 07:10:39 AM  

Kif_D: ...with skulls popping up on the screens of some computers

Seriously?  I'll bet it also pops up "Access Denied" in giant flashing red-on-white san-serif font when you try to 'access the mainframe'.


Hang on, I can bypass the encryption using a custom algorithm.

/typity-typity-typity
 
2013-03-20 07:10:40 AM  

Bontesla: I just have a hard time believing they have the capacity to do this. In my head - all of the computers in the DPRK are cardboard cutouts with people inside making beeping noises for legitimacy.


They have computers.
 
2013-03-20 07:10:56 AM  

Kif_D: ...with skulls popping up on the screens of some computers

Seriously?  I'll bet it also pops up "Access Denied" in giant flashing red-on-white san-serif font when you try to 'access the mainframe'.


Its Asia. They should have at least one super-smart kid who knows 3d polygonal Unix interfaces.

/Clever girl...
 
2013-03-20 07:11:21 AM  
13km south of the DMZ and I feel just fine. South Korean TV is showing...

Well ok, SBS 8:00 news is talking about hacking,,, Phew, KBS1 is a panel show about... remote control aircraft... OK, only toys. MBC news is showing computer code and explaining what hacking is.. The rest is the usual fare.

BBC has The Obama Road Show: Jerusalem Live! CNN is a rerun of Piers Morgan with Micahel Moore.

All in all, no reason to panic.

/Michael Moore just spouted "military industrial complex."
//Now back to Top Gear to see what Jeremy, Richard and James are up to.
///no panic detected
 
2013-03-20 07:12:44 AM  
South Korea must construct additional pylons.
 
2013-03-20 07:13:23 AM  
Why am I panicking again?
 
2013-03-20 07:14:20 AM  
I seem to recall a huge outage of the US baking system back in the early '90s.  I remember it was in mid-December because I was doing my Christmas shopping and the stores were only taking cash.  Came back up a few hour later.  Wasn't a hacker, it turned out to be an AT&T tech who didn't understand BGP.
 
2013-03-20 07:14:49 AM  
Pretty sneaky, sis.
 
2013-03-20 07:15:37 AM  
Its not an attack, they just got tired of losing at Starcraft:

s3.amazonaws.com
 
2013-03-20 07:16:30 AM  
I want you all to know that whoever you voted for this last election is responsible, whether they won or not. They are bad people, and you should feel bad for voting for them.
 
2013-03-20 07:16:40 AM  

nymersic: "Screens went blank promptly at 2 p.m., with skulls popping up on the screens of some computers"

Wow, how admirably cliche.


I wondered what Jeff Goldblum was doing these days.
 
2013-03-20 07:17:13 AM  

doglover: Sgygus: Neither banks nor broadcast media have guns.  One would think that if this were a prelude to a military offensive, that South Korean military communications would be the ones under attack.

Uh... no.

Hacking into the military's computers wouldn't disrupt much. They're all redundant and there's back ups on top of backs ups and alternative options. Even preemptively killing off one of their communication systems would only mean they switch to a different one. You can't DDoS analog systems.

Civilian networks are backbones, though. You take out their servers and they're toast. Shut down the banks and the TV and the people panic. Get the people panicked and that's damage done. Economic and social.

Also because it's a cyber attack you don't kill anyone so the UN doesn't start bombing you like they would if you were to use a warplane to cause the same disruptions.


Sure you can
 
KIA
2013-03-20 07:17:13 AM  
The only question in my mind is whether it was intended as a probe or whether they really thought they could cause panic and chaos in the civilian markets prior to military action.

It is hard to tell in a military dictatorship. Everyone wants to tell the leader that their rockets are the best, that they can hit Washington (state) etc. but until they are actually tried nobody actually knows.

Problem is: that's how wars start, when one side underestimates the other or over-estimates themselves.
 
2013-03-20 07:17:54 AM  
Oh my god! The hackers have just killed the president of Bangladesh.

/this means war
 
2013-03-20 07:19:32 AM  

Misch: Bontesla: I just have a hard time believing they have the capacity to do this. In my head - all of the computers in the DPRK are cardboard cutouts with people inside making beeping noises for legitimacy.

They have computers.


A) The launched a rocket using Windows????
B) Those things were set up in a hurry and very lightly used, look at how they ran the mouse cables, not towards the back of the desk through a cable channel but around the front of the desk, useful for about an hour and annoying as all fark after that.
 
2013-03-20 07:20:15 AM  

id10ts: Where'd they get a computer to do the hacking?
Probably diesel powered.




More likely its the Chinese operating under a nork flag.

/messing with your internets.
/just to see what they can do.
 
2013-03-20 07:20:33 AM  

spentshells: Sure you can


Chaff isn't DDoS.

EM doesn't work like that. It's more like IDoS
 
2013-03-20 07:20:54 AM  

doglover: Sgygus: Neither banks nor broadcast media have guns.  One would think that if this were a prelude to a military offensive, that South Korean military communications would be the ones under attack.

Uh... no.

Also because it's a cyber attack you don't kill anyone so the UN doesn't start bombing you like they would if you were to use a warplane ...


So, doglover, you agree it's not a prelude to a military offensive.
 
2013-03-20 07:22:27 AM  

bluecrabscribe: I seem to recall a huge outage of the US baking system back in the early '90s.  I remember it was in mid-December because I was doing my Christmas shopping and the stores were only taking cash.  Came back up a few hour later.  Wasn't a hacker, it turned out to be an AT&T tech who didn't understand BGP.


Everyone had to go without bread for a day or two?
 
2013-03-20 07:22:53 AM  
OH THE INCONVENIENCE
 
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