North Korea's Cyber Attack on the U.S.

The United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team, US-CERT, was busy undoing the destruction endured after the U.S was cyber attacked over the Fourth of July weekend. The lead suspect behind this attack is North Korea, especially since South Korean government websites were also attacked.

An Examiner.com article reports states that North Korea is becoming more and more of a threat each day. "Kim Jong-il understands that a shut-down of the internet, while no lives are lost, will spell economic disaster for the United States."

Websites hit by the suspected North Korean cyber attack include sites of the US Treasury Department, Federal Trade Commission, Secret Service, Transportation Department, and the official website of the presidential office. "A wormhole into the US government may mean that North Korea will attempt, and could have access to, government secrets that it could use against us in the future." If commerce websites are hit next, "millions of dollars could be drained from an already failing economy that would leave this country in shambles."

A previous Texas GOP Vote.com article explained North Korea's threats to fire long-range missiles capable of striking U.S. land. Knowing that Pyongyang may have already attacked our government's websites should warn Obama to take Kim Jong-Il's offensive posturing a little more seriously.

 

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