Government Warns of Mass Hacker Attacks

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posted on Jul, 2 2003 @ 12:55 PM
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We may want to batten down the hatches so to speak, I have a feeling we (ATS) will get hit with these....

WASHINGTON - The government and private technology experts warned Wednesday that hackers plan to attack thousands of Web sites Sunday in a loosely coordinated "contest" that could disrupt Internet traffic.


An early-warning network for the technology industry, operating with the Department of Homeland Security, notified companies that it received "credible information" about the planned attacks and already has detected surveillance probes by hackers looking for weaknesses in corporate and government networks.


"We emphasize that all Web site administrators should ensure that their sites are not vulnerable," wrote Peter Allor of Internet Security Systems Inc., the Atlanta-based company that runs the Information Technology Information Sharing and Analysis Center.


Separately, the New York Office of Cyber-Security and Critical Infrastructure Coordination warned Internet providers and other organizations that the goal of the hackers was to vandalize 6,000 Web sites in six hours.


New York officials urged companies to change default computer passwords, begin monitoring Web site activities more aggressively, remove unnecessary functions from server computers and apply the latest software repairs from vendors such as Microsoft Corp.


news.yahoo.com.../ap/20030702/ap_on_hi_te/hacker_warnings_3&printer=1




posted on Jul, 2 2003 @ 01:01 PM
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Wasn't ATS hit with a DOS attack some time ago?



posted on Jul, 2 2003 @ 01:02 PM
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Yes, on at least 2 occassions... I would imagine it will also be a prime target if this goes down as well.



posted on Jul, 3 2003 @ 10:55 AM
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Why of course.


They will nuke the internet and blame it on muslim hackers.

The best way really


[Edited on 3-7-2003 by Freeman]



posted on Jul, 3 2003 @ 11:06 AM
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This looks bad. I hope ATS is targeted again. Maybe William should close the site to non-members again?



posted on Jul, 3 2003 @ 11:20 AM
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Originally posted by JediMaster
This looks bad. I hope ATS is targeted again. Maybe William should close the site to non-members again?


Why do you hope ATS is targeted by hackers???



posted on Jul, 3 2003 @ 11:22 AM
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Ooops, aw #. I ment to but "I hope ATS is not targeted by hackers again." My bad.



posted on Jul, 3 2003 @ 11:38 AM
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I thought that might be the case!



posted on Jul, 6 2003 @ 06:36 PM
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Well, after all the hubbub, looks like only the script kiddies got involved with the defacers-challenge.

story.news.yahoo.com.../ap/20030706/ap_on_hi_te/hacker_warning

Wow, they defaced a couple sites in Montana.
Interestingly enough, the zone-h.org hit supposedly wasn't part of the challenge.

Script-kiddies are silly.
-B.



posted on Jul, 6 2003 @ 06:56 PM
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Script Kiddies give us bad names! Ever since the internet came, hacker has become a dirty word.

But script kiddies are fun to pick on...





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