Granted, it’s really, really hard to feel sorry for 2ch, but I hate news like this:
An army of Korean netizens apparently attacked the Japanese Internet forum 2ch for their anti-Korean postings, including those targeting Korea’s Olympic gold-medal-winning figure skater Kim Yu-na, causing the site to shut down on Monday.
The attacks were triggered by comments praising Russians for the killing of a Korean student in Moscow.
Some postings claimed that the killing was not racially motivated and Russians were doing “good deeds” after the event occurred.
The denizens of 2ch were also posting stuff claiming Korea had bribed Olympic figure skating judges. Online security officials estimate that more than 10,000 Korean netizens participated in the attack, according to the KT.
Some netizens operate under the impression that attacks like this are a “display of Korean power.” I wonder if they’ll be saying the same thing when it’s Chinese netizens crashing their sites…