March 20, 2013 / 6:02 AM / 4 years ago

S.Korea police investigating server outages at major TV networks

SEOUL, March 20 (Reuters) - South Korea's police are investigating what some suspect could be a hacking attack on the country's major broadcasters and a large bank, they said on Wednesday.

Four major broadcasters were affected as well as Shinhan Bank, Part of Shinhan Financial Group, a major financial institution, the police and government said.

Initial speculation centred on a potential hacking attack by North Korea, which has hacked South Korean institutions before, but the police and South Korean government said they could not ascertain the cause of the outages.

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