10 Jul 2009

Facts? Don't bother us with facts when it comes to North Korea (or any "enemy")

All over the news are claims of web attacks in which North Korea is "suspected." Why are they suspected? Because "the South's spy agency has said the hacking may be linked to North Korea." Ah, well, that clinches it.


The level of disinformation is almost beyond belief. If we make it as far as the tenth paragraph of the article, we read this:

One online expert was quoted as telling a South Korean daily that tracking the spread of the malicious software showed it had originated from an IP address based in United States.

Long before we've gotten to that paragraph, however, we've read such things as: "the attacks...served as a reminder that Pyongyang has been planning for cyber warfare." Really? Only if they had anything to do with North Korea, about which the evidence is not only non-existent, but, based on the previous quoted statement, positively contra-indicated.

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