North Korean hackers

“(5th LD) Transition team retracts announcement on N. Korea’s suspected hacking attempts | YONHAP NEWS”
http://english.yonhapnews.co.kr/national/2013/01/17/56/0301000000AEN20130117011200315F.HTML.

It is near comical to see this kind of news. Not the first time that North Korea has been implicated in hacking attempts but I am highly amused at the back-peddling the South Korea is now doing. “misunderstanding” is like the new politically correct word for “don’t upset North Korea”. I have no doubt in my mind, that North Korea had done having, why wouldn’t they? They are still at war with South Korea as no peace treaty has ever been signed.

” The official asked reporters to run antivirus programs and change passwords more often.”

This is laughable advice at best.  Having been in the IT industry for over 10 years and passwords and seeing the vast majority of people who have so many problems with passwords, this advice is doomed before it is heard. In fact, I wouldn’t be surprised that the main way for North Korea to get “in” is through the media.

For a few months i had set up a file server so i coupe get at any of my files while i was out of the house. I saw a nearly endless, daily attempted break-ins from chinese ip addresses. Heck, they even once cracked myth mobile provider and all my Google passwords were being routed through a Chinese server. Luckily that was the same day i decided to enable 2-step verification worth Google. For the next 4 days i was very annoyed that i kept having to enter a pin number and thought that this 2-step security thing was a pain in the ass. That was until I put the two incidents together and realized that was Google saving my butt from Chinese hackers!

It just stands to reason that North Korea would do exactly that. Hell, they could entirely be the ones behind that last hack i just mentioned.

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