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South Korea targeted by Malware in Gaming apps and DDoS attack

The National Police Agency of South Korea warned the people that many Malware infected video games being offered in the South Korean markets with the purpose of launching Cyber attacks on the Country.

The malware collects the location data and IP address and sends them to overseas servers, according to local Arirang news site. Korea's largest anti-virus software firm AhnLab confirmed that they have detected distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks on local companies' websites.

Last June the NPA discovered a plot in which a South Korean businessman purchased online gaming software at a knock down price from alleged Pyongyang agents.


These games were subsequently used to infect users whose PCs were then put to work DDoS-ing the web site of Incheon airport.

Tensions on the peninsula have been mounting in recent months, with claims by Seoul that Pyongyang has an army of 3,000 highly trained operatives bent on wreaking cyber destruction on the south.

Just last week, lawmaker Chung Hee-soo told parliament that attacks since 2009 had caused the country financial damage in excess of £500 million.

As if that wasn’t enough to keep information security professionals in the region busy, reports have emerged of a new Android banking Trojan aimed at Korean users.

The attack was detected around 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, infecting around 10,000 computers until Friday.

It is possible that same infected systems were used to launch DDoS attacks today. Police advise the public to do not download gaming programs from unverified sources and to keep their Antivirus up to date.

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