N. Korea Suspected in S. Korean Cyberattacks

Computer networks running three major South Korean banks and two of the country’s largest broadcasters were paralyzed in attacks that some experts suspected originated in North Korea, underscoring the North’s threat to cripple its far richer neighbor. The attacks, which left many South Koreans unable to withdraw money from ATM’s and news broadcasting crews staring at blank computer screens, came as the North’s official Korean Central News Agency quoted the country’s leader, Kim Jong-un, as threatening to destroy government installations in the South, along with American bases in the Pacific.