SCO: 'We have proof DOS attack was real'

Monday, 15 December 2003, 1:37 PM EST

The editors of NewsForge.com received an email from the SCO Group's public relations agency, with the subject "DDOS ATTACK ON SCO WAS REAL." The fact that the subject was in all caps convinced us right away that they were onto something. And of course, the fact that you have to sign a non-disclosure agreement to see the proof of their latest assertion sealed the deal.

Just kidding about that last part. In fact, they refer to a report from the Cooperative Association of Internet Data Analysis (CAIDA) describing evidence that the attack was real.

We emailed one of the authors of the report to ask if SCO had paid the group to investigate the attack. So far, we haven't heard back. If we do, we'll mention that our site isn't "NewsForce," as CAIDA refers to us on its site, but we won't let that little error affect our opinion of their credibility.

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