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South Korean cyberattack didn’t come from China

China may not actually be the culprit behind a series of sweeping cyberattacks that hit South Korea this week, investigators announced on Friday.

The IP address used in the incident was thought to have originated in China, the regulatory Korea Communications Commission told Agence France-Presse,but in fact appears to have been an internal IP address at one of the affected banks.

"We're still tracking some dubious IP addresses which are suspected of being based abroad," said Korea Internet and Security vice president Lee Jae-Il to AFP.

"Keeping all kinds of possibilities open, we're making efforts to track down the hackers," he added.

The IP address used at the bank appears to have been an accidental match to a Chinese address, noted the Associated Press, which added that investigators still believe the attack originated from abroad.

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