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Naver attributes service interruption to DDoS attack

All News 19:01 March 25, 2021

SEOUL, March 25 (Yonhap) -- Top internet portal operator Naver said Thursday that the previous day's service interruptions stemmed from a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack.

Naver's news, blog and online cafe sites were down from 5:19 p.m. to 6:05 p.m. on Wednesday.

"There was a temporary service interruption in the process of rebooting our network switch equipment after we defended against an external DDoS attack," a Naver official said.

During a DDoS attack, a multitude of infected computers are directed to try to communicate with a particular computer, overwhelming its connection bandwidth and crowding out legitimate users.

The company has reported the attack to the Ministry of Science and ICT and will conduct a joint investigation to find the perpetrator.

This screenshot from March 24, 2021, shows a message alerting users to a service interruption on Naver's website. (PHOTO NOT FOR SALE) (Yonhap)

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