As tensions rise between Korea and Japan over the issue of control over the Dokdo Islets, Web sites ridiculing Korea are being set up in Japan, with Internet users from both countries hurling abuse on one another and launching “cyber-attacks” by bombarding opposing sites with traffic. This “cyber-Imjinwaeran” is expected to reach its climax Monday night. The Imjinwaeran is the Korean name for the seven-year war between the Chosun Dynasty in Korea and the Shogunate of Toyotomi Hideyoshi in Japan. The war began in 1592 when Hideyoshi’s forces invaded the Korean Peninsula. According to Internet users, the Korean internet users who are driving the cyber-demonstration are planning to launch two massive “traffic bombardments” Monday evening against the Japanese websites “2CH” (www.2ch.net) and “The K-Country Way” (kanokuni.hp.infoseek.co.jp and kanokuni.8bit.co.uk). The attacks work by routing so many visitors to a single Web site that the site’s host computer collapses. Full Story
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