South Korea Investigates Cyber Attack

South Korean police are investigating one of the country’s biggest Internet shutdowns for evidence of a North Korean cyber attack, after simultaneous outages Wednesday paralyzed computer systems at major television networks and banks for several hours.

Servers at three TV stations, a number of commercial banks, including Shinhan Bank and Nonghyup, and two insurance companies were either shut down or severely disrupted from around 2 pm local time, police and government officials said. Some systems were still down in late evening.

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