Cyberattacks on South Korean banks, TV networks part of spying campaign, McAfee says


A cyberattack that took three TV broadcasters and two banks in South Korea offline in March is part of an elaborate campaign by hackers who’ve also been working to steal the country’s military and governmental secrets, according to a new McAfee report. The security software company is calling the string of attacks Operation Troy, and says they’ve been taking place since 2009. The March attacks erased data from tens of thousands of computers in a coordinated strike — the majority of the attack took place on March 20th at 2 pm, the report said. In April, the South Korean government blamed the attack on North Korea.

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