On Wednesday, banks and top TV broadcasters in South Korea mysteriously crashed midday.
Speculation centers around a cyber attack from North Korea, just days after that country said it no longer honors the armistice signed over 50 years ago separating the two Koreas. The United Nations and others are seeking to punish North Korea for its latest round of nuclear tests.Read More
After one US firm issued a report stating that China was hacking the US, the Chinese government now says the opposite is true as well.
In a report from Reuters, chinese officials say two Chinese military websites, including the Defense Ministry, were attacked 144,000 times a month, with more than two-thirds of that coming from US sites. "The Defense Ministry and China Military Online websites have faced a serious threat from hacking attacks since they were established, and the number of hacks has risen steadily in recent years," said ministry spokesman Geng Yansheng.Read More
On Thursday, the Christian Science Monitor piqued curiosity with an exclusive story stating that the Iranian government had intercepted signals from an American bat-wing RQ-170 Sentinel, landing it safely in Iran. One day later, the a senior Iranian military official said his government would continue to bring down other drones caught within their airspace. However, questions remain whether that is technically possible -- or just political posturing by the Iranian government.Read More