Denial-of-service hacking soars

Thursday, 9 March 2006, 1:56 PM EST

Denial-of-service (DoS) attacks, where hackers overload networks with data in an effort to disable them, have risen 50%, a security report says.

The biannual Symantec Threat Report said phishing, where fraudulent e-mails demand passwords from unwitting users, rose 39% in the last six months.

At the BBC.

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