It only states that the ISPs of the residences where there are botnet infected PCs can determine if these attacks are originating from their members' PCs., which is already known.
WRONG. The ISPs who provide Internet service to the owners of the botnet-infected computers can determine the precise location of the attacks since they can examine the MAC address of the transporting ethernet packets hitting their routers, and the MAC addresses trace back to customer cable modems.After writing out the botnets at the router level it's the job for the NOC (Network Operating Center) folks to shut down the zombie army controllers (like generals in the army vein). At this point it's possible to peek into the traffic controlling the generals. That's typically your source. You can't always get it down to precise location, but you can get the country/region. Packet sniffers help.
What is not possible is for a sys admin of a network under a TCP SYN flood attack to track down the ISPs where the TCP SYN packets originated--your assertion, and so. . .you're wrong.
in spite of the fact that ex. perts in computer security have repeatedly denied that NK could be culprit.
Hence, the conservative mindset: "I believe whatever the US govt. tells me--it's the Divine Truth, even if it contradicts the statements of experts."[/QUOTE]
You do realize that quite a few experts work for the FBI don't you.
What we have here is one group of experts who have seen all the evidence saying and another group of experts who have not seen all of the evidence saying something else.
Only time will tell who is right but let's not pretend this is something other than what it is.
That is if you can keep your partisanship in check long enough.
And those independent folks have much more credibility since they don't have a reputation of repeatedly lying like the US govt.