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HACKERS LAY SIEGE TO U.S. GOVERNMENT COMPUTER-SECURITY SITE

Source: GlobeTechnology.com

Posted on May 24, 2001

      Hackers attacked the Web site of a Pentagon-funded computer-security group that warns government agencies about computer attacks and viruses, clogging the site for about 30 hours, group officials said Wednesday.

      The hackers launched a denial-of-service attack on the Computer Emergency Response Team Co-ordination Center at Carnegie Mellon University on Tuesday morning, making the site difficult to access, said Jeffrey Carpenter, manager of the center.

      A denial-of-service attack is designed to hamper or shut down a computer system by flooding it with huge amounts of data.

      Access to the Web site, which provides reports about the latest security holes and viruses to affect government agencies, was slowed down and e-mail was affected.

      "We get attacked every day. This is just another attack," said Richard Pethia, director of Carnegie Mellon's Networked Systems Survivability Program.

      CERT was created in 1988, shortly after a computer worm crippled much of the nascent Internet. It is funded partly with $3.5-million (U.S.) from the U.S. government, most of which comes from the Defence Department.




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