North Korea off hook for 2009 cyberattacks?

North Korea has largely been ruled out as the source of a series of cyberattacks on South Korea in July 2009, the Associated Press reports quoting security experts.

The attacks targeted South Korean and U.S. government and corporate Web sites for about a week. The attacks took some of the sites down for lengthy periods of time.

At the time some lawmakers in both Seoul and Washington were reported to have pointed the finger of blame at North Korea, although offered no evidence. Experts were saying the same thing last year – they saw no evidence the attacks came from North Korea. Although most experts agree that North Korea — in common with many nations — now possesses the skill to carry out such attacks.

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