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-->>South korean Army Under attack

The country's defense industry faces a serious security risk from hackers. Grand National Party lawmaker said Sunday based on data provided by the National Security Research Institute that LIGNex1, a guided missile manufacturer, uncovered malicious codes in its major computer systems planted by hackers in March, and Hyundai Heavy Industries, which makes naval vessels, found them in September.

LIGNex1 develops and manufactures Hyunmoo surface-to-surface missile, Haeseong ship-to-ship missile and Shingung portable ground-to-air weapons. Hyundai Heavy Industries manufactures Haeseong, the nation's first Aegis ship, plus destroyers and submarines for the Navy. Although the development costs of such high-tech weapons are kept secret, the construction of the King Sejong the Great-class destroyer is said to cost over W1 trillion (US$1=W1,165) and development of Haeseong ship-to-ship missile W100 billion with each missile at approximately W2 billion.

Source : Chosun Ilbo News paper , NSRI

-->>Teenage hacker charged for DDOS attack on Scientology

A teenager who took part in a distributed denial of service attack against the so-called church of Scientology has been charged.

Dmitriy Guzner, 18, of Verona, New Jersey, is charged with helping in the attack on Scientologist server in January. He has agreed to plead guilty to a single felony charge of unauthorized impairment of a protected computer and pay $37,500 in damages.

Guzner identifies himself as a member of the online group called ‘Anonymous’. The group is a loose collection of internet activist who undertake online activities, such as the attack on Scientology (dubbed Project Chanology), the tracking and arrest of suspected paedophile Chris Forcand and the hacking of vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin’s email. The Justice Department has said that Guzner will be put on trial in the coming weeks and could face up to ten years in prison.

-->>Internet-scale 'man in the middle' attack disclosed
In Black Hat's October Webinar on Thursday, Anton Kapela, datacenter manager at 5Nines Data, spoke about Internet-scale "man in the middle" attacks.

The talk reprised a last-minute substitution presentation he gave along with Alexander Pilosov at this year's Defcon conference in August. During the conference, the two researchers intercepted all conference Internet traffic at the Riviera Hotel in Las Vegas and ran it through their servers. According to Black Hat founder and director Jeff Moss, most attendees didn't realizing this was being done.

"This is an emergent vulnerability," said Kapela in the Webinar. "It only becomes apparent in thousands of networks, not one." He took effort to explain that this is really a condition of the Internet today. "I'm not talking about any particular failing, or vendor implementation. This is something that happens because we're using it all," he said.

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