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Hackers Attack Key Net Traffic Computers


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#1 quietman7

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Posted 07 February 2007 - 11:33 AM

Hackers briefly overwhelmed at least three of the 13 computers that help manage global computer traffic Tuesday in one of the most significant attacks against the Internet since 2002.

Experts said the unusually powerful attacks lasted as long as 12 hours but passed largely unnoticed by most computer users, a testament to the resiliency of the Internet. Behind the scenes, computer scientists worldwide raced to cope with enormous volumes of data that threatened to saturate some of the Internet's most vital pipelines...The attacks appeared to target UltraDNS, the company that operates servers managing traffic for Web sites ending in "org" and some other suffixes...Among the targeted "root" servers that manage global Internet traffic were ones operated by the Defense Department and the Internet's primary oversight body.

http://www.breitbart.com/news/2007/02/06/D8N4JF080.html

They say the motive for the attacks was unclear.
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Posted 19 March 2007 - 08:29 AM

The motive for the attacks was unclear!

For heaven's sakes even an inexperienced Internet Security hound dog like me can see it was a training exercise held by the heavy-weight bad guys, especially so considering the targeted servers and their clients. This is not a new concept. When good old wireless radio was the principal means of worldwide communication it was not uncommon at all to have our stations/frequencies 'jammed' by the enemy attempting to thwart our command and control. This is the same wolf... different sheepskin.

This attack was a statement of intent to conduct electronic war using the Internet to block international commerce lanes and to block armed force command and control. And of course the bad guys got a full report from those they attacked on just how successful they were. Sheesh!

The motive was unclear... :thumbsup: ... to whom? It bothers me those supposedly in the know would think it unclear. Now that's the really BIG worry... GRJ




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