August 8, 2001

Korean government computers hit by Code Red worm

Author: JT Smith

IDG: "South Korea reported its first Code Red computer virus outbreak
Tuesday as servers at a cluster of government offices were hit, sparking a shutdown of some
systems to prevent it from spreading further.

The computer worm froze a computer network linking government offices in Taejon city, about
84 miles south of Seoul, the Ministry of Government Administration and Home Affairs said."

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