Deployment of SaaD in Korea had created tention between Korea and China. China believes SaaD will threat its national security, as Korea believes SaaD will protect missile attacks from North Korea. China, known for its patriotism, is already making retribution to Korea in both ecnomically and diplomatically.
Now, a new threat has arisen in Korea as the largest hacking group in China declared hacking attack towards Korea.
The ‘Red Hacker’ was established in year 2000, in the name of ‘Patriotism’. In fact, the Red Hacker performed a massive DDoS attack on Japanese public websites when the Japanese government won the trial against the Nanjing Massacre. Having more than 80,000 hackers as a member, the Red Hacker is known for being the largest hacking group in the world. There are few hundred hackers active, but theses hackers are famous for being world class level.
On March 21, a recruitment notice was posted in the Red hacker website. The purpose of this recruitment was to gather teams to attack Korean websites. The attack is expected to take place from March 24th to 31st as early as possible, and private sites including national public sites, not specific sites, are identified as targets of attack, and Korean security officials are in a state of emergency.
MONITORAPP also prepared emergency stand-by for any attacks towards domestic websites, especially preparing for the most basic but effective attack, SQL injection; which was known to be the Red Hacker’s main type of attack. MONITORAPP web firewall AIWAF (Application Insight WAF) can prevent SQL Injection attacks as well as attacks such as OWASP Top 10, homepage tampering. Even if China uses the latest malicious codes, it can defend against the latest / variant malicious codes with the threat intelligence AICC (AICloud Center for Threat Intelligence) linked with MONITORAPP AIWAF.
As the mentioned attack period had ended, there were no outstanding attack reported. But as the tensions over the Saad deployment continues, MONITORAPP will successfully defend against the Chinese hacking attacks with various technical support!