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Indeed, the loosely administered and open nature of the Internet practically guarantees attacks will continue and perhaps move beyond the disruptive denial-of-service attack of the sort launched upon Microsoft. Denial-of-service attacks, which bombard a target with hundreds of thousands or millions of false messages, disrupt Web site operations or cause delays in customer access. Worse may be yet to come.
"What causes me to lose sleep," Sadowski says, "is the thought that someone has penetrated my systems without leaving a trace. He knows my system and, after six months of observation, he's started relieving six-figure accounts of small amounts of money."
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