Commentary: DOS attack--paying for others' problems

Friday, 12 December 2003, 12:19 PM EST

It's hard to feel sympathy for the SCO Group these days. The litigious company has tried to lay claim to some key parts of the Linux operating system as part of its contract dispute with IBM, a move that has distracted an important part of software development.

However, a denial-of-service attack aimed at the company should make the information-technology managers in most companies twinge. More than 4,000 such attacks happen every week, according to a 2001 study. A well-crafted attack can be impossible to stop and takes a lot of money to mitigate.

[ Read more ]

Related items




Spotlight

Critical bug found in Cisco ASA products, attackers are scanning for affected devices

Several Cisco ASA products - appliances, firewalls, switches, routers, and security modules - have been found sporting a flaw that can ultimately lead to remote code execution by attackers.


Weekly newsletter

Reading our newsletter every Monday will keep you up-to-date with security news.
  



Daily digest

Receive a daily digest of the latest security news.
  
DON'T
MISS

Fri, Feb 12th
    COPYRIGHT 1998-2016 BY HELP NET SECURITY.   // READ OUR PRIVACY POLICY // ABOUT US // ADVERTISE //