More News From
the Hacker War Front:
Vranesevich helps FBI track the Yahoo hackers, warns
that clumsy investigations by computer security companies may
be doing more harm than good. "I share [Vranesevich's]
dismay," said George Grotz of the computer crimes
division in the FBI's San Francisco office. "There
have been a number of individuals who have pointed fingers at
others, and who have claimed credit for this. It's our job to
separate the bogus from the legitimate." Wait just one minute
-- didn't Forbes' Adam Penenberg
claim the FBI is busy trying to put Vranesevich behind bars?
Maybe Penenberg forgot which Universe he lives
in...we're waiting to see Penenberg claim to have interviewed
the Yahoo hackers.
Mixter, who created one
of the distributed denial
of service (DOS) attack programs that can shut down
even the biggest web sites, explains
why he wrote it.
swallows yet another bogus Brian Martin news story
-- this time on the billion dollar DOS attack spree. This follows
a Wired story that claimed Yahoo
wasn't really shut down by a distributed DOS attack.
When the overwhelming evidence presented by all the other news
media made it clear that the Wired story was fabricated out of
nothing, Wired then claimed the DOS attacks were a
government conspiracy. Sheesh, what do you suppose
the next bogus Wired story is going to be? Oh, yes, Laura Moorhead,
who says she's the "executive producer" of Wired, phoned
Happy Hacker Clown Princess Carolyn Meinel and threatened to
sue her if she writes about Wired's blizzard of fanciful stories.
However, you're reading this now, so Moorhead's threat must not
John Vranesevich makes some cautious predictions
about the numbers, types and motivations of the billion
dollar DOS hackers.
Attacks Could Cost $1 Billion; Spread
of Attacks on Web Sites Is Slowing Traffic on the Internet;
Attack Costs Yahoo Half a Million Dollars; Several
Web Sites Are Attacked on Day After Assault Shut Yahoo; Vandals
hit top sites: The week of Feb. 6 saw the biggest
computer crime assault in history. No longer content with
defacing web sites, individuals unknown forced the biggest
web sites in cyberspace to shut down for hours at a time,
losing millions in income. Here's
how to fight these DOS attacks.
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