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U.S., South Korean cyber attacks no more harmful than spam, experts say

Date: July 11, 2009

Consumers around the globe have been caught up in cyber attacks targeting U.S. and South Korean websites, some coming from unknowingly infected computers that have jammed sites for legitimate users.

They're called denial-of-service attacks, and they began around July 4, slowing some websites in both countries to a crawl.

Security analyst James Quin said he believes the attackers are likely people who are "looking to raise a certain amount of profile for a cause" rather than professional hackers.

While the denial-of-service attacks are an "annoyance," said Quin, they're probably no more harmful than spam.

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