South Korean Websites Hit by Hackers

viruskeyboard(Ping! Zine Web Tech Magazine) – South Korean web presences faced downtime Tuesday amid a reported hack attack, affecting country websites such as those by the government and media outlets.

The incident occurred on the anniversary of the Korean War.

Meanwhile, the government issued a cyberattack alert, warning citizens to up their security standards.

According to a BBC report, one of the messages included in the attack contained an image of North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un along with Anonymous taking responsibility. However, the hacking collective quickly took to Twitter to deny any involvement.

Speculation indicates that the North could be a source of the attack. Both North and South Korea have faced extended tension over the North’s nuclear program and human rights abuses.