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South Korea Backtracked Chinese IP Address in Cyberattack

hackingbear (988354) writes | about a year and a half ago

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hackingbear (988354) writes "The suspected cyberattack that struck South Korean banks and media companies this week didn't originate from a Chinese IP address, South Korean officials said Friday, contradicting their previous claim. The Korea Communications Commission said that after "detailed analysis," the IP address used in the attack is the bank's internal IP address which is coincidentally identical a Chinese ISP's address, among the 2^32 address space available."
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Are they sure? (1)

fireman sam (662213) | about a year and a half ago | (#43266441)

Didn't the piratebay traceroute from a couple of weeks are highlight that it is easy to fake the location of servers? Also, if they attacked South Korea, surely they could also have attacked China and then used those compromised boxes to send out the attack?

Oh, that's right - they're able to attack remote systems but can only do so with one hop.

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