Korean “Cyber-Terrorists” Hack 2ch



Top Japanese board 2ch remains inaccessible, due to the hacking efforts of Koreans outraged at criticism of their Olympic figure skating champion Kim Yu-Na.

The host afflicted, a US company, reports it intends to have the US government pursue a cyber-terrorism investigation.


Reportedly almost all of the dozens of servers and hundreds of boards which constitute 2ch have been taken offline as a result of the attack, apparently orchestrated through top Korean portal Naver (on a group called “The Just Terrorism Café”) in response to umbrage at isolated criticism of Olympic gold medal winning figure skater Kim Yu-Na.

A crude denial of service style attack is thought to be at fault – supposedly 50,000 people spamming F5 to reload pages succeeded in degrading network performance so greatly that the hosts had to take the servers offline to restore service levels for other customers at the data centre.

The host, Pacific Internet Exchange, reports that the servers will be put back online on the afternoon of the 2nd, and that other network damage has been contained.

Some of the Japanese language status reports speak of an “F5 attack,” an absurdly inefficient form of DoS, however later reports from the host claim it to be a more conventional DDoS attack using a legion of infected zombie bot computers.

Interestingly, as the host itself is a US corporation, it will reportedly be attempting to have US authorities investigate the incident as an act of cyber-terrorism against a US corporation.

Dear All,

We would like to update you regarding to the DDos attack which occurred on 2/28/10 6:35pm PST.

The incident was caused by mass amount of bot computers putting a stress on PIE.us’s network equipments.

Currently we have set an ACL (Access Control List) to IP’s from Korea and other countries but still do see a minor attack related to the incident.

This might possibly be caused by automated scripts and we are preparing to turn documentations and logs into local authorities as a cyber terrorism against U.S. corporation.

PIE bandwidth is now stable and we have lowered our level from Red to Orange.

Thank you,


Ryan Iwasaka

The irony of the attack is perhaps that hardly anyone on 2ch was even criticising Yu-Na (or more specifically, the judging of her performance), perhaps surprising in light of the near universal hatred for anything Korean usually expressed there – presumably this merely served as a convenient pretext for latent anti-Japanese sentiment, something many Koreans seem to harbour in excessive abundance.

Previous Korean attacks (of which there have been a number) against 2ch have generally flopped, being unable to take down more than a few of 2ch’s servers at once.

With 2ch still down, and thanks to an utterly ridiculous motive, Korea’s reputation for hyper-nationalism and a superficial hatred for most of its neighbours and even allies seems set to become even worse.

2ch decided to make a foray onto Korean sites by way of friendly reciprocity:


The Vippers also made an appearance:


It is perhaps also fitting that 2ch’s response (made just prior to the servers falling) be examined:

They’re just going to be hated even more now though…

This is why people dislike that crass nation of barbarians.

Honestly, they’re depressing. How tedious.

Can’t they stop these unsightly acts. They’re only going to disgrace Yu-Na even more.

This just looks like childish retaliation from here. Koreans are crude, and absolutely mad.

Don’t they realise they are going to wreck her image like this?

And after she won a gold medal…

Just… Terrorism? I don’t understand…

Be sure to arrest them!

Just block Korea from 2ch completely already!

Mixing up people with no connection with this at all and making enemies of them, really they are a bunch of idiots.

They don’t even realise how crude they are.

Koreans basically have no concept of shame.

Domestically, 2ch is just the equivalent of toilet graffiti. But internationally it seems to be quite the powerhouse…

It’s the response of an elementary schooler after being insulted.

Honestly, I think everyone would rather Korea just go back to being a hermit kingdom.

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    Comment by Anonymous
    17:33 02/03/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    how come I always hear of Korean hacking Japanese websites? Doesn't Japanese have hackers, too. Or maybe they don't want to stoop to their levels?

    Why Koreans (some not all, you know who I'm talking about) act so stupidly everytime when something about Japan comes up, not just this but about Takeshima/Dokdo, Sea of Japan, etc.

    Seriously, the animal torturing and them acting like such fools and hurting themselves, I know they're trying to make a point, but the world just sees this as foolish acts.

    I know that on the Japanese sides, there are some wrongdoings as well. Like starting the Kim Yu-Na bashing.

    btw, I thought 2ch only allow access in Japan only, not foreign IPs, so why Koreans can?

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    Comment by Moshi
    17:41 02/03/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Rule of thumb: 2ch allows access to all IPs, 2chan blocks all foreign IPs.

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    Comment by RinTohsaka
    19:56 02/03/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    starting the Kim Yu-Na bashing you say. we are aloud to bash that fucking bitch look at that ugly hideous face eww i wouldn't wanna make my lips all the way threw there.

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:54 05/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    that makes no fucking sense
    ur retarded

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    Comment by Tsuyo_Puyo
    17:45 02/03/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    thats a pretty awesome idea though, gathering a shitton of peepz and refreshing the hell out of a website with f5, then with the 2ch response. the concept of it all is just hilarious. yuna is really cute btw.

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:51 02/03/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    The fact that dumb-ass Koreans made news on Sankaku means I want to piss in every Korean mother's mouth right now. No one in "America" gives a shit about you actually no one in the world give a shit about you wish I was a communist, cept I like sucking empiricist dick wannabes

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    Comment by pillar81
    00:08 03/03/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    What are your talking about? I guess that's why American armed forces are still in SK, huh? You must be a chip off your old blockhead mother, eh?

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:54 02/03/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    all I can say is, Fucking KO-Re-ANs. Worthless to every part of the world, even the Japanese think you're shit, and that means you really are shit, cuz the Japanese SUCK!

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:28 02/03/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    2ch wtf pwnd....right wing otaku trash owned by korea

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:52 02/03/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    This author of the article is too stupid. All others are fine.[closed]

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:53 02/03/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I've never really understood why South Koreans have so much pride, what is so amazing about SK that makes it better than many other nations that are in reality far better than it?


    I mean the average South Korean is 10x more nationalistic than your average American, and at least Americans can take pride in SOME things...... like having the largest GDP (by far), most powerful military (by far), and so forth

    Being nationalistic for South Korea is like worshiping a pile of shit.

    ....also, inb4 a steamingmadhot Korean (yes, with a 'K") flames me

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    Comment by pillar81
    00:03 03/03/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I 'd like to see that comment on the forums in AsiaFinest Korean forum. Flamed to no end. You should do it as an experiment.

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:57 05/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    okay so i dont know why they are so proud, but u've gone to far with the shit
    so i have to say ur shit

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    Comment by Shippoyasha
    16:59 02/03/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I think this is just funny. And LOL at anyone thinking only Korea is at fault here. Japan did plenty to ferment those hate to begin with and though this is in the realm of unreasonable and stupid Japanese trolling, this is pretty much something long time coming.

    Really, this is not any 'serious' attack on eachother as I see it. More like trolls sniping trolls.

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:08 02/03/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I can't believe that, even when they try to start these flame wars, they still say penis instead of cock or dick! What's wrong with asian people?!

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:50 05/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    thats the wrong question
    the question is y are 1 group of asians talking about penis size to another group of asians?
    haha! i find it hilarious
    i bet all east-asian penis size is the same
    no diff

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    Comment by pillar81
    00:13 03/03/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    There must be an ounce of civility and maturity in those Koreans.

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:56 02/03/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Why so much hate? They all look exactly the same anyway, who can tell the difference really?

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    Comment by KuriYokan
    20:50 02/03/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Summer wars? Oops... It's not summer yet.

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    Comment by RinTohsaka
    19:53 02/03/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Kim Yu-Na is fucking hideous as hell and I wouldn't fuck her even if it cost my life.

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:53 05/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    ur prob uglier
    i bet u are

    Comment by Anonymous
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    Comment by pillar81
    00:11 03/03/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    you must me retarded. Who do you think looks better then? or are you saying this just cuz you hate Koreans?

    None of the Japanese figure skaters even makes a dent on her balanced features. Have you seen still pictures when they are doing their triple lutzes? especially Mao? DUDE! OMG that is just horrifying.

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    Comment by RinTohsaka
    02:28 03/03/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    i'm just telling the fucking truth no one will ever fall in love with her in reality only dude who is blind to not realize the ugliness

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    Comment by Kelvin
    19:57 02/03/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Use your Gundam to overthrow Korea!

    I love your kimchi ^_^

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:51 05/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    japan dinosaur eat korean dinosaur!

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:29 02/03/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Zerg Rush!!!!! Kekekekekekekekekekekeke.......

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:27 02/03/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I love how this site is so biased about Korea. Why can't we just all get along instead of creating articles that only bring up flame wars.

    Every time Koreans do something absurd it becomes an international crisis!

    V-tech anyone?

    Some white woman came into my mom's shop that day and told her that she "should be deported".

    The string of hate that this site creates really disgusts me.

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    Comment by Artefact

    Funnily enough I don't recall there being any "V-tech" articles here at all, and I don't recall sending any "white women" to harass your mother either.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:57 02/03/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    So, we're all getting worked up because a bunch of shut-ins and social rejects from both countries are wasting their lives away in front of a computer doing stupid shit to each other?

    I would rather see more China-related stuff on SanCom. Their architectural and people fail is pretty hilarious.

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    Comment by yaku
    13:37 02/03/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Well, if you think about it, we've got a good bunch of shit-ins and social rejects right here posting in this article (me included).

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:59 02/03/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Yes! More articles on china's funny buildings and such! Those are highly amusing..!

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:54 02/03/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    "The attacks began at 1 p.m. on Monday, Korea's Independence Day, which marked Korea's movement against Japanese colonial rule 91 years ago."

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:08 02/03/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Well 2ch, this is what you get for being inferior trolls compared to us.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:04 02/03/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Asians throwing penis size insults at eachother is a really no-winning insult for both sides -_-

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:29 02/03/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    true say... true say

    17:27 02/03/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Well, Koreans bragging about their slightly superior size penis is like a butter faced woman bragging about the size of their boobs anyway..

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:08 05/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    haha but dont all or most guys "brag" bout they're size?
    i mean they arent going to embarrass themselves by saying, i have a small twinkie

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    Comment by Myballz
    00:09 03/03/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Korean Women have a better chance of getting married then Japanese women.I bet if someone brings up that subject I bet some Japanese men would agree or disagree with that statement.

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:03 02/03/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Penis Size Around The World
    by George Atkinson

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    Comment by pillar81
    23:58 02/03/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    My Cousin in Korea asked for XXX porn, then told me, "no black guys please". True story swear to Buddha.

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    Comment by ----
    14:20 02/03/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    It's ironic that Japanese nationalists bash the west and China/Korea, yet they attempt to mimick the culture and appearance of those places:

    -Sailor outfits
    -Wide eyes
    -Hair colors
    -Foreign loan words
    -Political system
    -Cultural traditions

    If they hate America, Europe, and every other country, why don't they strip themselves from all foreign influences and live like their ancestors thousands of years ago?

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:24 02/03/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I'm Korean but my fiancee is Japanese.

    What type of blasphemy did I just commit?

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:57 02/03/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    You have polluted the gene pool infidel !

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:11 02/03/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    good thing they havent figured out how to F5 *you*

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    Comment by yaku
    13:42 02/03/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Pretty disappointed with the continuous lack of misinformation and ignorance (here and there), but what can be said, this is the internet.

    Anyways, shit of society smells the same anywhere you go, so it's pointless to hate a whole country over a bunch of retards. Then again you're free to hate without reason too.

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    Comment by Artefact

    I'm glad you find a continuous lack of misinformation here.

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:58 02/03/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    This doesn't seem surprising considering that japan blocks everyone else from 2chan and they think the world will just really take it with good nature. I think they were just itching for an excuse to give them an excessive attack, and it's not like the US government can do much either.. if they can take down so many servers at once it's not hard to see they'd cover their tracks.

    Fact is, the people of 2chan (not all of them but a lot) have said some pretty racist things in the past, and if they just let everyone else in they probably wouldn't bother hacking the board either. It seems very hard for me to feel sorry for them when I can't even take part in the board's activities..

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:46 02/03/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    i might as well say it, this whole is isn;t exactly bullshit, problem is people are arguing over a sport, seriously fucking grow up

    and yea i'm korean
    BUT i cant talk korean for shit
    AND i actually speak better japanese than korean

    and yup i didn't really watch oylmpics that much

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:06 02/03/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Wow you have really irresponsible parents and/or grandparents.

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:09 05/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    and what do you mean?
    it's america.

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    Comment by Kortaku
    14:09 02/03/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    cant speak korean? a lot of korean american celebrities get trashed in korea because they cant speak the language well.

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