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Korea Herald: 250 Linux servers infected by denial-of-service program

Aug 01, 2000, 08:09 (5 Talkback[s])

"Some 250 Linux servers were found to have been infected with a hacking program used in denial of service (DOS) attacks, raising serious security concerns with the popular open source code servers."

"The Ministry of Information and Communication (MIC) said yesterday that SECUi.COM, a local communication security firm detected a hacking program used in DOS attacks during a routine check on one of its clients last Tuesday. The company was able to trace the origin to a Linux server in a PC room in Kangnung, Kangwon Province."

"SECUi.COM then reported the incident to the National Police Agency (NPA) and the Korea Information Security Agency (KISA) and the consequent investigation by the NPA discovered that the hacking program had been installed in about 250 servers. Systems operated by 200 companies, 30 colleges and 20 public offices were found to have been infected."

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