Upping the Antebellum

So this is new:

outh Korean authorities were investigating a hacking attack that brought down the servers of three broadcasters and two major banks on Wednesday, and the army raised its alert level due to concerns of North Korean involvement.

Servers at television networks YTN, MBC and KBS were affected as well as Shinhan Bank and NongHyup Bank, two major banks, the police and government officials said. At least some of the computers affected by the attacks had some files deleted, according to the authorities.

"We sent down teams to all affected sites. We are now assessing the situation. This incident is pretty massive and will take a few days to collect evidence," a police official said.

To the best of my knowledge, the Norks have never done this sort of thing before. They've engaged in the usual computer espionage against the South, but not something this big and this public. The "public" part is what's really disturbing. Normally, Dear Batstuff Crazy Leader plays for the home crowd. But sinking a South Korean ship, and now this, have really raised the crazy stakes.