Universities Targeted in Massive Hack Attack

    Date14 Apr 2004
    CategoryHacks/Cracks
    3577
    Posted ByAnthony Pell
    Apparently, no actual damage was done to the systems and the hackers' access was brief. But they "could clearly have done severe damage," says TruSecure analyst Russ Cooper. The amount of bandwidth they controlled "far exceeded" several hundred personal computers connected to the Internet via cable modems. . . . Apparently, no actual damage was done to the systems and the hackers' access was brief. But they "could clearly have done severe damage," says TruSecure analyst Russ Cooper. The amount of bandwidth they controlled "far exceeded" several hundred personal computers connected to the Internet via cable modems.

    Hackers have gained access to supercomputers and large computer networks at numerous university and research organization facilities in the last few weeks. The infiltrations, which are still under investigation, temporarily gave the attackers sufficient computing power to attack large portions of the Internet.

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