RealNews

Experts Try to Track Internet Virus

Computer experts tried Monday to determine if a virus-like attack on the Internet over the weekend originated in Hong Kong as the president of South Korea, the hardest hit nation, ordered officials to safeguard that nation’s computer networks. A U.S. Internet executive said by telephone that disruptions appeared first in Hong Kong before spreading to other Pacific Rim nations and then onto the United States and Europe. The government-funded Hong Kong Computer Emergency Response Team was investigating but said it would be hard to determine the origin of the Internet attack, which shut down millions of computer users in South Korea and slowed or halted networks elsewhere. “Checking the origin of the worm is like finding which part of a river a drop of water comes from,” said S.C. Leung, senior consultant with the Hong Kong computer team. Full Story

OODA Analyst

OODA Analyst

OODA is comprised of a unique team of international experts capable of providing advanced intelligence and analysis, strategy and planning support, risk and threat management, training, decision support, crisis response, and security services to global corporations and governments.