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Terrible timing: Server crash takes down U.S. Forces Korea's website

Been on the website of U.S. Forces Korea lately? Of course not because it's down.

Is it a prelude to war, similar to how Russia attacked Georgian websites before invading that country in 2008? Nope. A Pentagon spokeswoman tells Killer Apps that it's a hardware issue and that it has nothing to do with North Korea, just really bad luck and timing.

"They had a hardware problem so their server crashed and they are in the process of getting a whole new system," the spokeswoman told Killer Apps this morning. She added that communications specialists will be working over the weekend to get the site back up.

So no, North Korean cyber warriors haven't fired the first shots, er lines of code, of the second Korean War, according to the Pentagon.


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