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Monday, October 11, 2004

South Korea issues warning of possible cyber terrorism

Korea is a bit paranoid currently, but was it Andy Groove, founder of Intel, who said that only the paranoid survive?

Well, last week, there was this article floating around that N-Korea - of all nations - would have trained 500 computer hackers to attack the US, South Korea in a cyberwar. This from a country, which bans the use of mobile phones, and only recently set up their first Internet Portal - it is tough to believe that N-Korea is able to do this, but then, well, they also probably developed nuclear weapons while leaving their population in poverty and isolated.

Today, S-Korea rings the alarm again. "Local computer security companies have reinforced their checks on Internet traffic as a precaution against possible cyber terrorism, after Ayman al-Zawahri, a deputy of al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden, called for terrorist attacks against U.S. allies, including South Korea, in an audiotape aired by Al-Jazeera television on Oct. 1." This might be more appropriate as a possibility - or are we too paranoid now?