Hacker Attack Focuses on College, Business Venues
This week’s hacker attack that forced some of the world’s most popular and most lucrative Web sites to temporarily shut down has the FBI investigating leads that colleges and businesses as possible sources for where hackers reside.
Justice officials also report that these “cyber-attackers” may reside overseas.
The FBI feels colleges and businesses are ideal environments because of the quantity of computer systems hackers used to send their denial-of-service messages.
Some of the sites that shut down included Yahoo!, E-Trade and Amazon.com.
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