Hack attacks on rise in Asia

Friday, 8 November 2002, 12:50 PM EST

October, the month in which a bomb exploded on the Indonesian island of Bail, has seen heightened cyber attacks in South East Asia and Oceania, according to a report from security firm mi2g.

South Korea, Australia, China, Taiwan and Japan have been the victims of hundreds of hack attacks causing millions of pounds worth of damage.

"The number of attacks were rising before the Bali bombing but carried on escalating afterwards and didn't let-up," said mi2g chairman DK Matai.

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