Incessant hacking exposed

Thursday, 25 September 2003, 10:56 AM EST

Unprotected websites are attacked an average of 2,000 times a week, a new study has revealed.

Security firm PanSec International and Internet service provider PSINet Europe set up two fake banking sites and monitored the number of times they were attacked over an eight-week period.

One site was protected with a standard firewall Ė the other was left unprotected.

The firewall prevented 90 per cent of attacks, but the protected site was still attacked more than 200 times a week.

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