USA Today swats hack attack - but not entirely

Friday, 12 July 2002, 11:30 AM EST

USA Today experienced a hacker attack last night, which took it out of service for three hours. The pub manfully 'fesses up in a front page piece here, wherein it says normal service resumed around 2am US Eastern Time.

Um, up to a point, people. Unless the stolid scribes from AP have been smoking something, there currently remain at least two intruder-mangled stories on the site. One is what The Reg might class as a minor Flame of the Week (targets, Islam and France), with what appears to be a sig for the perpetrator attached. "The source of the intrusion was not immediately determined," says USA Today, but there's a clue for your IT gumshoes.

[ Read more ]




Spotlight

Microsoft Edge: New browser, new risks for Windows 10

Microsoft Edge, the new browser in Windows 10, represents a significant increase in the security over Internet Explorer. However, there are also new potential threat vectors that arenít present in older versions.


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

Mon, Aug 3rd
    COPYRIGHT 1998-2015 BY HELP NET SECURITY.   // READ OUR PRIVACY POLICY // ABOUT US // ADVERTISE //