Following Threats From the North, Hacks Hit South Korean Newspapers

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By: Adam Martin | The Atlantic Wire

Last week, North Korea threatened South Korean media companies for comparing Kim Jong Un to Hitler, and on Saturday, a massive cyber attack disabled two Seoul-based newspapers, so it’s natural to suspect Pyongyang was involved. But the hack that replaced the JoongAng Ilbo and its English sibling JoongAng Daily’s sites with a picture of a laughing cat, and disabled their newspaper production system, sounds a bit more sophisticated than the North’s bumbling threats.

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