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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 105
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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
 
2013-03-20 07:23:35 AM

Close2TheEdge: Well, the North Koreans probably can't pull this off. but you know who can?

China.


My first thought as well. The DPRK has always been China's stalking horse in the region, China's occasional, and convenient, loud protestations notwithstanding.
 
2013-03-20 07:24:36 AM

No Catchy Nickname: 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?


I tell ya, I lived through it. It was pandemonium. Riots in the streets. A run on Twinkies, cakes, pies, you name it. Bread lines everywhere.
 
2013-03-20 07:25:30 AM

nmemkha: Its not an attack, they just got tired of losing at Starcraft:

[s3.amazonaws.com image 551x555]


img7.joyreactor.cc
/route them to null0
 
2013-03-20 07:28:12 AM
Proof that North Korea is best Korea
 
2013-03-20 07:32:10 AM
Subby: No seriously, EVERYBODY PANIC

FTA: The shutdown appeared to be more of an inconvenience than a source of panic.

A headline that stands opposite of what the article states? Congrats on your greenlight
 
2013-03-20 07:34:47 AM
Cyberattacks: the ultimate false flag
 
2013-03-20 07:35:42 AM

nmemkha: Its not an attack, they just got tired of losing at Starcraft:


I like how American that artist is. He's so fat that he draws starving people obesely.
 
xcv
2013-03-20 07:40:14 AM

Shakin_Haitian: nmemkha: Its not an attack, they just got tired of losing at Starcraft:

I like how American that artist is. He's so fat that he draws starving people obesely.


I learned from Fark that he's actually a trim ultra-marathon runner. His astute marketing research before he started drawing showed him that fat characters are more endearing to the English-speaking public.
 
2013-03-20 07:41:09 AM
So.....should I do my taxes, file the extension or what?
 
2013-03-20 07:42:21 AM
s3.amazonaws.com

Better?
/Worked for Paula Abdul back in the day
 
2013-03-20 07:45:07 AM
nymersic: 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.

Don't forget the ones that are doing because they are $750,000 in debt and have pretty much worn out their welcome in the rest of the world.
 
2013-03-20 07:49:17 AM

Close2TheEdge: Well, the North Koreans probably can't pull this off. but you know who can?

China.


Yes, but they probably have the money to buy some hackers, possibly from China.
 
2013-03-20 07:51:23 AM

Close2TheEdge: Well, the North Koreans probably can't pull this off. but you know who can?

China.

 
2013-03-20 07:53:31 AM
The hackers are trying to funnel all the ½ won's to their bank account in Macau!
 
2013-03-20 07:53:34 AM
cdnet.myxer.com
/Hush Hush
//What What
//clicky
 
2013-03-20 07:58:20 AM
HEADLINE: No, seriously, EVERYBODY PANIC
FTA: "The shutdown appeared to be more of an inconvenience than a source of panic."

Not sure if serious, or just an incidence of Trollmitterus Asshatticus.
 
2013-03-20 07:58:59 AM

styckx: Why am I panicking again?


Stop asking questions!! The time for that was five minutes ago!  Now panic!  Then picnic!

/launch?
//I said lunch!!
 
2013-03-20 07:59:12 AM
Now you have to wonder what double secret agent Rodman told BK.
 
2013-03-20 07:59:14 AM
I'm in Korea, there isn't any panic.
 
2013-03-20 08:02:02 AM
This looks like a fumbled attempt to attack South Korea's economy as revenge for the recent sanctions. I'm betting the goals were for a much larger attack and resulting effects. But like everything else the north does, what was supposed to be huge, turned into a fizzle.

I feel sorry for whoever sold this to glorious leader. If you promise a massive, crippling, cyber attack, and this is what you deliver, than..... the rest of your very short life is going to be very painful.
 
2013-03-20 08:02:02 AM

Spaced Lion: HEADLINE: No, seriously, EVERYBODY PANIC
FTA: "The shutdown appeared to be more of an inconvenience than a source of panic."

Not sure if serious, or just an incidence of Trollmitterus Asshatticus.


Half agreed:  On one hand the incident itself didn't do very much, its more the implications that an otherwise laughably ineffective opponent was able to do that on a whim against what is supposed to be one of the most technologically capable countries.  Imagine what something with some real ability could do against a much more inferior infrastructure, like America's.
 
2013-03-20 08:02:02 AM

Spanky_McFarksalot: I'm in Korea, there isn't any panic.


Come on over, we'll have soju and haejangguk.
 
2013-03-20 08:07:24 AM

phrawgh: Spanky_McFarksalot: I'm in Korea, there isn't any panic.

Come on over, we'll have soju and haejangguk.


Y'all should come over to Tokyo. We have ... I'm comin' over there.
 
2013-03-20 08:07:27 AM

Sir Cumference the Flatulent: Relatively Obscure: libranoelrose: Define "Massive".

Electrons have mass, therefore this attack is massive.

[passionweiss.com image 500x417]


One of my favorite bands of all time.  OF. ALL. TIME.
 
2013-03-20 08:08:51 AM
i46.tinypic.com
 
2013-03-20 08:09:05 AM
If it was an attack by the north, thats pretty retarded... all those vulnerabilities will now just be fixed.
 
2013-03-20 08:11:24 AM
You underestimate Best Korea! You no get cash from ATM or cartoons!
 
2013-03-20 08:14:14 AM
I bet South Park is going to make this into a very funny episode in a few weeks.
 
m00
2013-03-20 08:14:15 AM
man, if they really wanted to do damage to SK they'd take down the starcraft servers.
 
2013-03-20 08:15:27 AM
Looks like Best Korea attacked the wrong computers.  The servers they should be attacking are the Starcraft servers.
 
2013-03-20 08:16:22 AM
the cyber attack will happen much faster than here in the USA because south korean internet speeds run 100 to 1000 mbps and cost half what they are here.

average speed in U.S. is around 10 to 15 mbps
 
2013-03-20 08:16:48 AM
There are been several simulposts on different comments, from the Starcraft servers, to paying Starbucks in cash.

I'm scared, yet strangely aroused by you retards.
 
2013-03-20 08:18:12 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.


you're thinking of North korea, numb nuts.  south korea is ahead of us in many ways, especially internet speeds and lower costs for internet.

and they make great hardware too.
 
2013-03-20 08:18:40 AM
"Screens went blank promptly at 2 p.m., with skulls popping up on the screens of some computers"


i168.photobucket.com

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H6y8fc3n-mI
 
2013-03-20 08:21:08 AM
edcone.typepad.com
 
2013-03-20 08:25:10 AM

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

Mother of God.


They could still update their "blogs" and work on their novels with their MacBooks, right? RIGHT????
 
2013-03-20 08:28:44 AM
Current image of North Korean hackers!

mapsoftheproblematic.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-03-20 08:39:36 AM
You all joke now.  But sooner or later, they'll be coming for your porn.  And you won't know what to do when your wife leaves to go shopping for an hour or two.  And you'll watch poker on ESPN and it will be terrible.
 
2013-03-20 08:40:01 AM
Can someone explain to me what exactly an attack of this nature entails?

Like, do they log into the servers and delete databases then delete system32 or some other nonsense?

I guess my question is, what does the damage look like?
 
2013-03-20 08:47:41 AM
I blame Rodman....
 
2013-03-20 08:47:54 AM

Badgers: [cdnet.myxer.com image 240x173]
/Hush Hush
//What What
//clicky


Oh god damn you, now I'm going to have that stuck in my head ALL DAY.

/Nice work, Pillbo Baggins.
 
2013-03-20 08:48:44 AM

Nana's Vibrator: You all joke now.  But sooner or later, they'll be coming for your porn.  And you won't know what to do when your wife leaves to go shopping for an hour or two.  And you'll watch poker on ESPN and it will be terrible.


If only some form of secondary system were available, a 'backup' of sorts.

/your username once again totally befits the content of your post :P
 
2013-03-20 08:49:13 AM
Well, North Korea did just get their hands on a new Worm. Coincidence?

i1078.photobucket.com
 
2013-03-20 08:50:38 AM

Endive Wombat: Can someone explain to me what exactly an attack of this nature entails?

Like, do they log into the servers and delete databases then delete system32 or some other nonsense?

I guess my question is, what does the damage look like?


I'd think it looks a lot like a Chinese fire drill. Only with Koreans instead of Chinese, and instead of running around a car, it's a bunch of guys running around screaming and waving their hands and babbling about their malfunctioning computers. It probably looks pretty hilarious.
 
2013-03-20 09:53:10 AM
Massive, huh? How much does it weigh here on Earth?
 
2013-03-20 10:19:33 AM

Spaced Lion: Badgers: [cdnet.myxer.com image 240x173]
/Hush Hush
//What What
//clicky

Oh god damn you, now I'm going to have that stuck in my head ALL DAY.

/Nice work, Pillbo Baggins.


That is actually my ringtone.
 
2013-03-20 11:24:13 AM
Dang, it's the  Pyongyang gang making a bang.  They should hang, mang.
 
2013-03-20 11:26:00 AM

Old Man Winter: A communications disruption can mean only one thing-invasion.  At least according to George Lucas


I was not elected to watch my networks suffer and die while you discuss this cyberattack in a committee!
 
2013-03-20 05:13:02 PM
shut the fark up with your not-so-clever "EVERBODY PANIC" headlines.
 
2013-03-20 05:19:21 PM
Don't worry guys, I work with computers...

I'll backtrace them and report them to the cyberpolice.

-The consequences will never be the same.
 
2013-03-20 06:23:46 PM

Gabrielmot: Don't worry guys, I work with computers...

I'll backtrace them and report them to the cyberpolice.

-The consequences will never be the same.


So you're saying they dun goofed?
 
2013-03-20 06:34:40 PM

SnarfVader: South Korea must construct additional pylons.


www.bookmice.net

Have they tried rebooting the crystal matrix?
 
2013-03-20 10:37:57 PM

xcv: Shakin_Haitian: nmemkha: Its not an attack, they just got tired of losing at Starcraft:

I like how American that artist is. He's so fat that he draws starving people obesely.

I learned from Fark that he's actually a trim ultra-marathon runner. His astute marketing research before he started drawing showed him that fat characters are more endearing to the English-speaking public.


So he's a muscleless dude who can move his limbs back and forth for very long periods of time. That's barely better.
 
2013-03-21 07:21:40 PM

Captain Steroid: [i403.photobucket.com image 288x288]


eh, panic key is ok but no keyboard is really complete without the BILLY MAYS Key

i.imgur.com
 
2013-03-21 07:23:41 PM

captjc: Captain Steroid: [i403.photobucket.com image 288x288]

eh, panic key is ok but no keyboard is really complete without the BILLY MAYS Key

[i.imgur.com image 735x87]


Damn, really should have previewed that...

i49.tinypic.com
 
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