Attack prompts U.S. Internet watch

Wednesday, 7 August 2002, 9:02 AM EST

The impact from the attacks appeared limited, and there were no reports of outages or even delayed e-mails.

A flood of data, spiking nearly 700 percent more than usual traffic, was aimed at Internet providers and Web sites on the East coast starting about 2 a.m. EDT, then shifted toward providers and sites on the West coast, said a U.S. official, speaking on condition of anonymity.

But unlike some recent so-called "denial-of-service" attacks, which employed hundreds or thousands of computers to overwhelm Web sites, this latest attack appeared to be coming from a relatively small number of machines, the official said. That has allowed Internet providers to protect their networks more easily by filtering data from the attacking computers.

[ Read more ]




Spotlight

(IN)SECURE Magazine issue 45 released

(IN)SECURE Magazine is a free digital security publication discussing some of the hottest information security topics. Learn about personal data bankruptcy and the cost of privacy, security and compliance, delivering digital security to a mobile world, and much more.


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

Wed, Mar 4th
    COPYRIGHT 1998-2015 BY HELP NET SECURITY.   // READ OUR PRIVACY POLICY // ABOUT US // ADVERTISE //