A cyberattack that caused computer networks at South Korean banks and television networks to crash Wednesday afternoon originated with a Chinese Internet address, South Korea’s telecom regulator said.
The state-run Korea Communications Commission said its initial analysis found that a Chinese address created the malicious code in the server of one of the banks, Nonghyup, where computers crashed.
After the shutdown, suspicion for the source of the hacking campaign fell quickly on North Korea, which has hit South Korean targets with cyberattacks in recent years and which has threatened Seoul with attack in recent days because of anger over U.N. sanctions imposed for its Feb. 12 nuclear test. South Korea police and government officials declined to blame the North as they launched an investigation into the attack.
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