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South Korean Government Falls Prey to Cyber Attacks

About 40 governmental websites in South Korea were hit by cyber-attacks this morning, forcing the country to issue a nationwide alert. According to AhnLab, a South Korean anti-virus software manufacturer, the sites fell prey to a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack at around 10:00 a.m., local time, and more attacks could be on the way. Websites run by the presidential office, South...

North Korea Has a Fax Machine, and It's Not Afraid to Use It

Forget nuclear warheads and long-range missiles. The most potent weapon in North Korea's arsenal might just be its fax machine. On December 8th, Pyongyang began distributing propagandistic faxes to South Korean companies, blaming the South for the November 23rd attack on Yeonpyeong Island. "Responsibility for the attack lies with the South," the fax reads. "Groups in the South should rise up...

WikiLeaks Exposes Kim Jong-Il's Son as Gaming Geek

There have been a few bizarre tidbits in the WikiLeaks data dump, particularly about China hacking Google and how Iran's neighbors have been quietly pushing the U.S. to take military action against the country. Then there is this little gossipy morsel about the middle son of the world's most unpredictable leader, Kim Jong-Il. A 2008 cable discussing possible successors to Il surmised that Kim...

North Korea Celebrates 65th Anniversary by Opening up the Internet

In the U.S., most Americans celebrate national anniversaries with fireworks and barbecues. North Koreans, on the other hand, are celebrating their ruling party's 65th birthday with something way more exciting: the Internet. According to IDG News, the hermetic communist country has reportedly made its first online connection with the outside world in celebration of the ruling Workers' Party of...

U.S. State Department Uses Twitter to Get North Korea's Attention

While most other American officials struggle to substantially advance diplomatic relations with North Korea, State Department spokesman P.J. Crowley has decided to take a slightly different approach to cracking the North Korean nut: Twitter. As the New York Times reports, Crowley recently posted a series of pointed tweets about the eternally enigmatic Pyongyang regime, which only recently...

North Korea Reportedly Joins Facebook, webOS Tablet Coming in 2011

Highlights from this morning's other big tech headlines.... North Korea, which seems to have finally bought into that whole World Wide Web fad, apparently just created a Facebook page to go along with its new YouTube and Twitter accounts. [From: Yahoo! News] HP exec Todd Bradley reportedly confirmed the expected arrival date of the company's webOS tablet, when he announced during a...

BlackBerry Torch Sparks Apathy, Grooveshark Pulled From the App Store

Highlights from this morning's other big tech headlines.... Based on Goldman Sachs' assessment of "underwhelming" initial sales, the new BlackBerry Torch probably won't help RIM reverse the recent, astronomical ascent of Android. [From: Business Insider] A licensing dispute with Universal Music Group UK has forced the removal of Grooveshark from Apple's App Store, although previously...

Rupert Murdoch's Skype Issues, Droid Gets Android Froyo Update

Highlights from this morning's other big tech headlines.... Skype has reportedly been embroiled in a lingering legal dispute with BSkyB (part of Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. family) because "Skype" includes the word "sky," the name of one of Murdoch's networks. There is no word yet, however, if News Corp. plans to go after the Alan Parsons Project in hopes of redubbing its hit to "Eye in...

'The Social Network' Gets a 60-Second TV Spot, NES Cartridge Wedding Invites

There's a load of great tech news happening out there every day, and, unfortunately, we just can't cover it all. Here are a few of the other noteworthy things we saw today on our never-ending journey through the wild, wild Web. David Fincher's 'The Social Network' gets a full moody, 60-second TV spot, complete with a Kanye West score, champagne spraying and laptops a-smashing. [From:...

South Korea Deploys Robot Sentry on North Korean Border

While the West's tiff with the Reds might have cooled in recent years, such is not the case in Asia, where South Korea and North Korea eye one another with suspicion and animosity. So, leave it to South Korea, which clearly has the whole technology thing figured out, to deploy robot soldiers along its northern border. Based on the testimonies of unidentified South Korean military officials,...

Yoda Botches Sound-Booth Session, Use Google Earth to Spy on North Korea

There's a load of great tech news happening out there every day, and, unfortunately, we just can't cover it all. Here are a few of the other noteworthy things we saw today on our never-ending journey through the wild, wild Web. Geek drivers probably know about GPS provider TomTom, and that the company has recently released new voices for your dash-mounted navigator -- straight out of 'Star...

4Chan's Justin Bieber Crusade Fails to Send Teen Idol to North Korea

The Internet delinquents at 4Chan never rest. Just a couple of days after the troublemakers used a flaw in the YouTube commenting system to launch a decidedly juvenile Web-offensive against Justin Bieber, the message board's campaign to send the tween star to North Korea has come to an (un)successful end. A poll at Faxo was asking fans to vote on where Bieber should stop on the next leg of his...

Kim Jong-Il Uses 'Invisible' Phone to Advise North Korea's Soccer Coach

Earlier this week, Brazil's national soccer team beat North Korea at the World Cup. The result wasn't shocking, but the fact that North Korea actually has a soccer team certainly took us by surprise. The team may be the lowest ranked squad in the tournament, and the country may be making its first World Cup appearance in 44 years, but the underdog of this year's Cup apparently has a secret,...

Pentagon Hunting Underground Wikileaks Founder, iPhone 4 Pixel Quarrel

Highlights from this morning's other big tech headlines.... With help from former hacker Adrian Lamo, authorities recently nabbed the man responsible for divulging an inordinate amount of classified videos, documents and communications to whistleblower site Wikileaks. Now, federal officials just need to keep the site from publishing its supposed supply of 230,000 military and government...

A Glimpse into North Korea's Bleak, State-Run 'Internet'

North Korea is a nation as secretive as it is controlling of its population. The extent of the government's influence even encompasses the populace's access to the Internet, but as with most of the country, it has rarely been glimpsed (though outsiders got a rather disheartening look at a paltry OS made by Dear Leader). A recent BBC News report, however, has shed some light on the dire state of...