On Korea War Anniversary, Hackers Hit Both Sides
Anonymous group involved
By Kevin Spak, Newser User
Posted Jun 25, 2013 6:45 AM CDT
Updated Jun 25, 2013 7:45 AM CDT
South Korean army's 155 mm howitzers fire during a military exercise to mark the 63rd anniversary of the start of the Korean War in Yeoncheon near the demilitarized zone, June 25, 2013.   (AP Photo/Yonhap, Lim Byung-shick)

(Newser) – Today is the 63rd anniversary of the Korean War, and both Koreas found themselves under attack once more—cyberattack, in this case. Key North and South Korean government and media websites mysteriously went down for hours, the AP reports. Hackers from Anonymous had announced plans to attack North Korea, and claimed credit for it on Twitter. They said nothing about the attacks on the South, but whoever committed them left an Anonymous calling card as well.

A South Korean presidential website was briefly splashed with an image in red saying, "Great leader Kim Jong-un" and another saying "We Are Anonymous. We Are Legion. We Do Not Forgive. We Do Not Forget. Expect Us," the Yonhap News Agency reports. There have been no reports thus far of sensitive military systems being hit, but the military upped its Information Operation Condition, deploying more cyber security workers and increasing surveillance as a precaution.

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HMD-SMD-ITY
Jul 12, 2013 11:22 PM CDT
So, with much glee you see the N. Koreans in a dark room lit with lcd screens and they are giggling and each have subtitles above their heads and one says, "We get them weally weally gud this time." Soon one of them says, "Sending virus number one", then next guy repeats, "Sending virus number one", and the next guy says, "pressing function number one", and it goes back up the line "pressing function number one." Finally, you hear, "Here whittle gift from Charwie." So on the S. Korean side its a situation room and a red beacon starts flashing and a voice says (in korean), "alert, alert, alert, computer attack has started, computer attack has started." So the guys with the really big brim hats come running out of their cubicals and turn on a large video wall and it shows a diagram of north and south Koreas and it shows the computer virus trying to enter key government systems. So the man with the most amount of garbage on his uniform says, "press red button", another guy says, "Press red button" another guy says, "Pressing red button" Next guy says, "Now pressing red a button." Now you look outside and see red flags start to appear across S. Korean cities and people stick their heads out of windows and see the flags and all of the sudden every person who sees it unplugs their network connections. Soon you see on the large video wall a diagram of connections ending and the virus is trying to get into the remaining connections until the final one is closed and it fizzles out. So then the S. Korean general says, "Pressa da green button." someone else says, "Pressa da green button" and "pressing the green button".... and then green flags go up over the North side of S. Korea and then its seen in North Korea and all the way to the capitol city where green flags are seen and then you start to see people flush toiles en masse. Soon all the toilets in the royal palace explode in excrement. Then you send a single text to Kim Jong Dingly Dong that reads, "Crapped you last."
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Jun 25, 2013 3:41 PM CDT
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fred.lapides
Jun 25, 2013 9:23 AM CDT
few months after that "war" broke out, Ianded there --Pusan perimimeter. Oddly, with our usual silliness our nation and its press more often than not referred to this "encounter: as a Police action