South Korean banks, media hacked

Posted: March 21, 2013 at 5:08 a.m.

Depositors leave after checking their accounts through automated teller machines of Shinhan Bank at a subway station as the bank's computer networks was paralyzed in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, March 20, 2013. Police and South Korean officials were investigating the simultaneous shutdown Wednesday of computer networks at several major broadcasters and banks. While the cause wasn't immediately clear, speculation centered on a possible North Korean cyberattack. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

SEOUL, South Korea — Computer networks running three major South Korean banks and two of the country’s largest broadcasters were paralyzed Wednesday in attacks that some experts suspected originated in North Korea, underscoring the North’s threat to cripple its far richer neighbor.

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