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Good News/Bad News in DoS Struggle
According to Alan Paller, director of research for the SANS Institute (www.sans.org ), which provides security training to network administrators, many so-called hackers feel it's "not cool" to attack other sites right now, so the overall incidence of DoS is down. Research numbers from the Computer Security Institute (CSI, www.gocsi.org) and the FBI back that up, noting that DoS attacks on Internet sites were up only slightly in 2001 from 2000.
In the annual "Computer Crime and Security Survey," co-authored by the CSI and FBI and released in spring 2002, 40 percent of 503 respondents at corporations, government agencies, and universities revealed they had detected DoS attacks in 2002. This figure is up only slightly from the 38 percent that said they experienced DoS hits in 2001. However, 27 percent reported DoS attacks in 2000.
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