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S.Korea Races to Erase Web Worm Ahead of Work Week

South Korean systems engineers raced on Sunday to repair Internet networks ahead of the start of the working week, after the country’s system crashed under a global weekend attack by a fast-spreading computer worm. In what experts called the most damaging attack on the Internet in 18 months, the worm known as “SQL” (“sequel”) Slammer targeted a known weakness in Microsoft Corp’s software to shut down powerful server computers — clogging the pipelines of the worldwide network. South Korea, the world’s most wired country, said its Internet companies would boost security spending to try to prevent a repeat of the outage that paralyzed broadband and mobile services on Saturday afternoon. “The problem is not completely resolved and we will have to have more of a sense of the importance of security,” Information and Communication Minister Lee Sang Chul said. Full Story

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