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N. Korea Ruled Out In 2009 Cyberattacks

U.S. officials have largely ruled out North Korea as the origin of a computer attack last July that took down U.S. and South Korean government websites.

But, authorities aren't much closer than they were a year ago to knowing exactly who did it, or why.

Early analysis of the fast-moving "denial of service" attacks pointed to North Korea since code used included Korean language.

Experts say agencies are better prepared today, but that many government and business sites remain vulnerable to similar attacks.

Tags: technology , Cybersecurity Report , cybersecurity , South Korea , Scott Carr

Friday - 07/09/2010, 10:47am EDT

Castro suggests a nuclear strike

The former leader of Cuba, Fidel Castro says if the U.S launched a nuclear strike against Iran, President Barack Obama would definitely win another term. In an opinion column published by Cuban state media, the reclusive Castro, says North Korea's recent sinking of a South Korean frigate is a good opening for the U.S. to launch an attack against the North Koreans. Castro also suggested that Mr Obama getting bad advice from his advisors.

Tags: Pentagon & Beyond , Pentagon , Fidel Castro , Cuba , Barack Obama , South Korea , J.J. Green

Thursday - 06/03/2010, 06:36pm EDT

North to be Blamed for Sunken Vessel

A multi-nation report is expected out this week that will point the finger at N Korea for the sinking of a S Korean warship. 46 sailors were killed on March 26th when a still unexplained explosion in the Yellow Sea split the 1200 ton corvette class ship in half. The Cheonan, which is about the size of a U.S. frigate was about two miles offshore at the time of the sinking. Investigators think the North Korea military launched a torpedo at the vessel.

Tags: Pentagon & Beyond , Pentagon , South Korea , J.J. Green

Monday - 05/17/2010, 06:21pm EDT

Chavez and Assad

The U.S. is watching Damascus very carefully today. Syrian President Bashar al Assad is hosting Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez. Chavez has made no secret of his disdain for the U.S. and Syria and the U.S. don't work well together because of their relationship with Iran, North Korea and terrorist organizations. The Presidents and their ministers are meeting to review a series of 11 existing agreements. One of the big worries for the U.S. intelligence community is that relationship give enemies of the US direct access to this hemisphere.

Tags: technology , Pentagon , Venezuela , Syria ,

Friday - 09/04/2009, 01:37pm EDT

North Korea's Shell Game

Tags: security , Isreal , Iran , nuclear plant

Thursday - 04/16/2009, 09:14am EDT

Kim Jong Il: What Was He Thinking?

Waiting for the pay off

Tags: security , Kim Jong Il , Sung Yoon Lee , Tufts University , nuclear weapons , missile

Thursday - 04/09/2009, 09:03am EDT

Missle Test Analysis

Tags: newsstand , John Diamond , missile test

Tuesday - 04/07/2009, 03:45pm EDT
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