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Podcast: Cyberattacks not likely from North Korea

AVG chief research officer tells Larry Magid that attacks on U.S. and South Korean government sites are most likely from run-of-the-mill hackers. He worries more about China.

Over the past few days government Web sites in the United States and South Korea have been under a denial-of-service attack, preventing visitors from accessing sites from the U.S. Treasury Department, Federal Trade Commission, as well as sites from several South Korean agencies including the Defense Ministry.

Some officials in South Korea have blamed North Korea, but Roger Thompson, chief research officer for Internet security firm AVG, says that it's more likely the work of run-of-the-mill hackers. In this eight-minute podcast, Thompson says he's far more worried about Chinese hackers.

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