**South Korea: Chinese Address Source of Cyber Attack **
South Korean officials say a cyber attack that shut down computers at several of the country's top banks and TV broadcasters originated in China.
The Korea Communications Commission on Thursday said an initial investigation revealed that a Chinese IP address created the malicious code in a server of one of the affected banks.
But the commission stressed that this does not confirm who was behind the attack, saying it could have been launched in another country and made to appear to come from China.
South Korean Defense Ministry spokesperson suggested the culprit is North Korea, which in the past is believed to re-route cyberattacks on Seoul through Chinese addresses.
South Korea's Yonhap news agency also quoted an unidentified high-ranking official in the presidential office as saying that Seoul bears a "strong suspicion" that North Korea conducted the attack.
The attack Wednesday paralyzed computers at television broadcasters YTN, MBC, and KBS, as well as two commercial banks, Shinhan Bank and Nonghyup Bank.
**Cyprus Looks for a New Debt Plan**
Officials in Cyprus met throughout the day Wednesday to try to craft a new funding plan to avoid a debt default for the Mediterranean island nation.
Cypriot leaders were faced with no obvious way to raise $7.5 billion the country's international lenders are demanding before they will approve $13 billion in rescue funds. On Tuesday, the country's parliament overwhelmingly rejected a tax on bank deposits that angered savers.
The Nicosia government said the country's banks, closed all week, would remain shut until next Tuesday, to prevent a run on accounts.
Europe is pressuring Cyprus to offer new solutions to the island nation's debt crisis after parliament rejected the deposit tax plan.