back to article South Korean telco goes down, blames DDoS attack, later admits its BGP broke

South Korean telco KT, which has around 30 per cent of the nation’s mobile market, has admitted that a network outage was caused by its own blunder and not a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack. The outage struck the carrier on Monday at 1120, and meant that subscribers had no internet access and struggled to make …

  1. HildyJ Silver badge
    Facepalm

    Titsup again

    Total Incompetency in System Update Procedures

    How many times, how many systems?

  2. john.jones.name
    Go

    if anyone from KT is reading this

    please pretty please sort out your DNS

    no DNSSEC security and optionally no IPv6 for

    name2.kt.co.kr. None

    name.kt.co.kr. None

    name3.kt.co.kr. None

    your corporate web server still supports MD5 which really should be phased out and indicates maybe lacking some security elsewhere...

    1. sanmigueelbeer Silver badge

      Re: if anyone from KT is reading this

      Oh dear.

      Why did you do that for?

      KT is going to go after you and charge you for "hacking".

    2. Lee D

      Re: if anyone from KT is reading this

      *cough*

      https://ready.chair6.net/?url=theregister.co.uk

      *cough*

      1. sanmigueelbeer Silver badge
        Joke

        Re: if anyone from KT is reading this

        Stop coughing. You're next in the list!

  3. _LC_ Silver badge
    Paris Hilton

    Damn the North Koreans

    They just never give in, always attacking. Bloody evildoers!

  4. Pascal Monett Silver badge

    "not a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack"

    Am I the only one who feels that making up an excuse is a pretty unprofessional thing to do ?

    Especially in a company of that importance.

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