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[ISN] Crime ring instigates cyber attack against rival websites

From: InfoSec News <alerts_at_nospam>
Date: Mon Jan 10 2011 - 07:37:32 GMT
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http://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/news/nation/2011/01/113_79384.html

By Kim Rahn
The Korea Times
01-09-2011

A group of gangsters have been caught hiring hackers to make “cyber
attacks” to shut down rival gambling websites, the first of its kind
here.

The prosecution said Sunday that it arrested a server rental company
head, 32-year-old Lee, and a hacker, 37-year-old Park, on charges of
attacking gambling websites with distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) at
the instigation of gangsters who operated an illegal gambling site.

Prosecutors also suspended indicting four members of the Incheon-based
crime ring, including 34-year-old Yeom, on charges of ordering the
attack.

Lee and Park, who had managed the gang’s illegal gambling site, crippled
109 rival websites by attacking them with DDoS malware for one or two
hours every day between Nov. 21 and Dec. 15 last year.

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