RIAA site disabled for five days

Tuesday, 23 March 2004, 10:41 AM EST

According to data from Internet watcher Netcraft, the trade group's site has not been reachable for nearly five days. The Internet performance measurement company believes that the root of the outage is a variant of the MyDoom computer worm.

"The current outage now exceeds the RIAA site's four-day outage in July 2002, which was attributed to a DDoS," or distributed denial-of-service, attack, Netcraft said Monday on its Web site.

By Robert Lemos at ZDNet.

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