Hackers Still Can Wreak Net Havoc

    Date21 Jan 2001
    CategoryHacks/Cracks
    3552
    Posted ByAnthony Pell
    The Internet world stood still this past summer when hackers launched denial-of-service attacks on Yahoo, Amazon and other high-profile Web sites, effectively shutting them down. Today, months after the attacks, the Internet is no better protected, security experts say. "A lot . . . The Internet world stood still this past summer when hackers launched denial-of-service attacks on Yahoo, Amazon and other high-profile Web sites, effectively shutting them down. Today, months after the attacks, the Internet is no better protected, security experts say. "A lot of dust was stirred up when [the attacks] happened. When the dust settled, people saw there was no silver lining to wrap around the problem," says Mitchell Hryckowian, vice president of security at Interliant, a Houston-based ASP.

    Security is important, but preventing similar distributed denial-of-service attacks is difficult, he adds.

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