Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Please insert Disk 2

As the LA Times points out, some experts are dismissing a North Korean link in the ongoing attacks on U.S. and South Korean computer systems, because denial-of-service attacks are “fairly rudimentary”, and “more the hallmark of hackers than hostile and resourceful foreign governments.”

“They’re loud and clumsy and not really what we would expect out of a sophisticated adversary,” said Amit Yoran, former Bush administration computer security czar, in downplaying involvement by a government which recently threw considerable computing resources behind production of this advertisement.

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