More Than One Internet Attack Occurred Monday

    Date25 Oct 2002
    CategoryHacks/Cracks
    3151
    Posted ByAnthony Pell
    Monday's attack on the 13 computer servers that manage the world's Internet traffic was the first of two assaults, according to officials at the companies that were affected. . . Monday's attack on the 13 computer servers that manage the world's Internet traffic was the first of two assaults, according to officials at the companies that were affected.

    Just after 5 p.m. EDT on Monday, a "distributed denial of service" (DDOS) attack struck the 13 "root servers" that provide the primary roadmap for the Internet. The second attack started several hours later and targeted a different kind of Internet server.

    DDOS attacks are intended to overwhelm networks with data until they fail.

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