Is SCO hack a Linux attack?

Thursday, 28 August 2003, 12:57 PM EST

SCO Group, a software developer seeking royalties from users of the Linux operating system, has been hit by a coordinated computer attack that has made its website inaccessible to many visitors for several days.

It's the second time this year the Linden, Utah company's website has been the target of such an attack, in which hackers use multiple computers to overwhelm the site with traffic.

SCO spokesman Blake Stowell said the company has notified law enforcement authorities about the latest attack, which has temporarily knocked out the company's Internet sites in the United States and Great Britain.

"We are taking this very seriously," Stowell said, adding that the attack will not prevent the company from conducting its business.

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