FBI Investigates Korean 2ch Attack, $2,500,000 Damage Dealt

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The recent Denial of Service attack on 2ch (now fully operational again) is being investigating by the FBI as an act of cyber-terrorism, with the host reporting $2,500,000 in damage caused by disruptions which also impaired access to US government servers.

2ch’s servers are largely based in California (likely due to reasons of cost and legal protection), being hosted by the San Francisco based Pacific Internet Exchange, which markets itself specifically to Japanese customers – a number of massive Japanese sites actually host their servers in the US for similar reasons.

2ch itself is now owned and managed by a Singapore based company, likely due to certain generous tax breaks offered by that country.

Although specifically targeting 2ch, the attack affected the host’s other customers, and as a US enterprise the company intends to have the FBI prosecute the attackers as “cyber-terrorists.” Reportedly the PIE is cooperating with the FBI and San Francisco police in investigating the incident.

PIE estimates total damages caused by the attack at $2,500,000.

The motivation for the attack, strongly suspected to be the work of Korean nationalist elements, is thought to be criticism of Kim Yu-Na’s figure skating performance and celebration of Korea’s independence day, which falls on the 1st of March.

Via Sankei.


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    Comment by Anonymous
    13:15 03/03/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    What, no posts showing what 2ch people are saying about the FBI investigation?

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    Comment by Artefact

    "Eat that chon!" x 10,000

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:48 03/03/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    The harmful insect was generated from a room in the apartment house.
    They set fire to the entire apartment house for the extermination of harmful insects.
    This is what The Koreans did this time.
    There should have been a lot of better protest methods.

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:31 03/03/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Like approximately 0.1 per cent of South Korean net warriors happened to do this. I think this news is overexaggerated very bluntly by the Japanese media.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:20 03/03/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Please spread this news in the U.S.

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:14 03/03/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Don't make the koreans swarm you with their zerglings

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:21 03/03/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    People at 2ch said CNN has a coverage on the subject. I can't find any of that on either CNN International nor CNN Japan website. Could somebody post that link up?

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:36 03/03/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I think it's BS...
    couldn't find it... maybe somewhere in local paper said it was on CNN news or something...

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:32 03/03/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    http://www.cnngo.com/tokyo/none/kimasada-rivalry-spurs-global-cyberwarfare-337659

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:32 03/03/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    My heart goes to IT guys working days to fix it...

    2ch(some groups, not all) and DDOS attackers are both retards... I don't care which country your from...

    now IT guys like me have to suffer from this shit.

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:05 03/03/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Most likely the IT techies are having the biggest profit from this attack btw

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    Comment by lyrasexplushie
    08:45 02/06/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    IF they get commissions for fixing this crap. Unless if we're talking paid overtime here.

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:48 03/03/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    how is it fully operational?
    http://gimpo.2ch.net/ working for anyone?

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:36 03/03/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    lol dumbfuck koreans

    face the fury of the US Govt.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:08 04/03/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Where were you years ago? South Korea had experienced several pressures from the US govt before. This isn't new, American.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:04 03/03/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Haha you fucking Koreans need to learn when to not be fucking idiots.

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    Comment by RinTohsaka
    11:07 03/03/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    there dumber then a monkey I must admit

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:29 03/03/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Though I do agree with you, I'm going to have to point out that if you want to call someone dumb, you shouldn't leave glaring grammatical errors that they can use to counter-zing you.

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    Comment by lyrasexplushie
    08:38 02/06/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Can't believe people still mix up there with their. two and too.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:20 03/03/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    It's not like 99% of the South Korean population attacked 2ch.

    Anyhow I love this website. You can make fun of Korean-hating users in real life despite I'm not Korean.

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    Comment by Kortaku
    11:47 03/03/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    its the internet, anything one group of people do always represents everyone of that type, everywhere.

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    Comment by motaku96
    10:21 03/03/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I wonder if those hackers might regret it now that they've got the fbi after them.

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    Comment by Shippoyasha
    15:43 03/03/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Don't let the trolls trollbait you guys. The 'situation' between Japan and Korea may be tense, but on a personal level, it usually is not that bad. I had plenty of Korean and Japanese friends and they enjoy eachothers' company. All this bitterness and squabbling usually dates to the hypernationalists and those with special interests and economic reasoning to go after one another's throats.

    Normal, everyday folks usually don't harbor that much bitterness over it. Ironically, one of my Korean friends WAS incensed over the Yuna-bribe allegation, which was quickly agreed upon as ridiculous by all my friends.

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:36 04/03/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    It is doubtful that a swindle act to receive $1 million from Lloyd's is done.
    This is a scandal.
    South Korean umpire who actually applied point by the Olympics.
    Only one sis person applied the demerit mark of -2 points to the Asada Mao's 3A.
    Demerit mark of -2 points that doesn't attach as long as it doesn't fall.
    By the way, the ISU vice-chairman is Korean.
    She is a same person who gave a demerit mark.

    Lloyd's of London pay out to Yuna Kim
    http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/articles/20100301/lloyds-london-pay-out-yuna-kim.htm
    http://guyjin.me/2010/03/01/kim-yu-nas-1-million-world-record/comment-page-1/

    Evidence:
    ・picture
    http://livedoor.blogimg.jp/hamusoku/imgs/7/8/78189060-s.jpg
    ・movie
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w3TfkxbN-Cg
    01:30-

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:39 04/03/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    It is doubtful that a swindle act to receive $1 million from Lloyd's is done.
    This is a scandal.
    South Korean umpire who actually applied point by the Olympics.
    Only one sis person applied the demerit mark of -2 points to the Asada Mao's 3A.
    Demerit mark of -2 points that doesn't attach as long as it doesn't fall.
    By the way, the ISU vice-chairman is Korean.
    She is a same person who gave a demerit mark.

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:05 04/03/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    some top official of the fbi must have been on 2ch.....

    he prolly got upset dood.

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    Comment by metatron
    10:03 04/03/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Those Coreans will receive the force of the FBI lawlz.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:06 05/03/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    2.5 mil? For an attack on one website? Something doesn't sound right here about that estimate.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:30 06/03/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    The attack started because 2ch began laughing at a beheaded Korea hostage in the Middle East, you buncha dipshits

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    Comment by lyrasexplushie
    08:44 02/06/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    For seasoned hackers, they sure can't take jabs like those from moronic netizens.

    Sure, it's not funny, but I don't think vengeance this magnitude is necessary.

    2channers are twisted, and are best ignored, lest you want to lose.

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:52 04/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Wouldn't you?

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:48 04/03/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    dubai server still down...

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:39 03/03/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    THIS IS Hilarious! The Korean Hackers may think they could get away with it, but now it's turning into a more serious problem.

    I guess the hackers now is pissing in their pants knowing the FBI and US agencies is out for them.

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:28 03/03/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Interesting, the japanese want nothing to do with anyone outside of japan, yet as soon as something bad happens they go cry to the US?

    I say pull the US military out and close down the bases, and they can defend themselves.

    But we all need to take pity on them because of the atom bombs, all they do is talk shit behind our backs, at least with the americans they usually say it to your face.

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:44 03/03/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I agree that the US military should move out and let Japan protect themselves with their Self-Defense Forces, it'll do a lot of good for the US so they can save a lot of money.

    Good for Japan, too. Now they can have a good reason to rebuild their military and increase their military Strength. That'll scare China and the 2 Koreas for sure!

    btw, i dunno if Japan request help from the US or not, but the hacking of 2ch, on US servers, did in fact, affected other sites, Japanese or US, hosted by these servers. So it's not just 2ch problems. and the fact is it happen on servers in US, so it's also US problem.

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

    With the picture for the story up, I can hear the 'oooohaaaaaaaaaawooooooooooooooooooooooh' sound that always started a fight in the asian movies.

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    Comment by Kortaku
    17:07 03/03/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    excuse me, but what is the OP picture read? Translation plox.

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:01 03/03/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    "Why did it end up like this?"

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    Comment by Artefact

    It's a meme-like phrase on 2ch.

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    Comment by Kortaku
    05:27 04/03/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Thanks.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:51 04/03/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    2ch : "Too bad for you zerglings, we've got siege tanks. Lots of them."

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:09 04/03/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    It's funny how you non-Koreans/non-Japanese are getting so worked up about it ㅋㅋㅋㅋ

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:30 04/03/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    rofling at someone's epic fails is the exact opposite of being worked up

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    Comment by lyrasexplushie
    08:40 02/06/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Koreans are starting to piss me off for some reason.

    Their attitude irl makes me want to kill them. But I can't generalize though.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:19 03/03/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Well played Korea.

    I'd like to see how the US plans to investigate, detain and prosecute criminals in Korea.

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    Comment by Erich
    06:03 03/03/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Both countries need to grow up and get over this dokdo thing, they're both being immature. Even if this IS 2ch, they still shouldn't have messed with Korea. Neither countries are superior, it's stupid to go to something with korea and japan to see BOTH countries going "lulz we're better" over something that japan started. But... THE INTERNET IS NOT SRSBIZNIZ.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:27 03/03/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Korea - Successfully super-trolled by 2ch. Way to go fuckheads.

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    Comment by Kortaku
    11:50 03/03/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    it couldnt be helped, trolls know how to get koreans good, sadly =(.

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    Comment by RakkaKaze
    06:09 03/03/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Because we should all rage over something on a board that anyone can post on, and doesn't have to have their name nor location revealed... /nodnod

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    Comment by Azure Xuchilbara
    06:14 03/03/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I've seen a Korean guro artist's work on Gurochan last year and I have to say it's awesome...

    Dangling a half-dead loli to use as bait in catching a monster...

    Imagine if both Japan and Korea join hand-in-hand in creating delishush guro doujins...

    Yes...Busty anime MILF's and lolis getting killed in new and original ways while they are wearing nothing but their birthday suits...

    Hell, the world would be a better place if everyone would just join together and make tons of hentai and guro doujins instead of comparing who's dick is bigger through every bloody thing...

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    Comment by RinTohsaka
    07:25 03/03/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    were not supposed to bitch about that Korean hideous bitch who give you/Korean the right to make us stop voicing out our opinion.







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