hackedComputer networks of three South Korean television and at least two banks were paralyzed during the coordinated attacks that occurred today.

Authorities in Seoul could not immediately determine the cause of computer errors. The Ministry of Defence refused to share guesses, could have appeared such attacks. All suspects North Korea.

“Reports of hacking came almost simultaneously, so we immediately sent to the affected campaigns our investigators,” – said the representative of the agency to combat cyber-terrorism in an interview with Yonhap News.

National broadcaster KBS, MBC and YTN reported breaking day, when they saw that their computer networks for no apparent reason stopped working. also affected and mounting hardware, which is directly reflected in the broadcasts. In addition, a similar problem arose in staff Shinhan Bank and Nonghyup Bank.

A few hours after the burglary, the representatives of South Korean intelligence accused Pyongyang of implementation of cyber-attacks in order to prevent the unrest and the effective work of the government.

“North sees cyberspace as a medium that allows outwit in South Korea anti-communist law. Computer networks have become our enemies wonderful way to spread misinformation, which can weaken the support of state policy “, – said the representative of the South Korean intelligence in an interview with Yonhap.

At the moment, Seoul had already discovered 442 sites and organizations that are devoted to an attack on South Korea via the Internet, including Uriminzokkiri – the main stronghold of the North Korean regime in the network. This week on the site has a new propaganda video, describing the attacks on Washington and the Capitol.

Attacks on Wednesday interestingly coincided with the meeting in Seoul, which will include representatives of the South Korean government and U.S. politicians. Together they will discuss ways to tighten sanctions against North Korea.

North Korea is preparing a team of hackers in 1986, as stated in a recent report, the South Korean company that analyzes security systems. There are concerns that Pyongyang may be centralized breaking power, transport infrastructure, communication channels in South Korea. Of particular concern are the seizure of South Korean nuclear power plants, which generate 36% of electricity consumed by the country. The document also says that the South Korean KTX high-speed rail system is extremely vulnerable to cyber-attacks, as it is controlled by a single headquarters.

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