Federal Web sites knocked out by cyber attack

Wednesday, July 08, 2009

Michael Menefee

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According to an article by the Assoiated Press, and subsequently the Washington Post, several Government agencies in the US and South Korea were under attack by roughly 60,000 infected PCs across the globe.

The malicious code instructed the PCs to make numerous requests to various web applications of these entities, in an attempt to DoS them.

Full story:

http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5icTKBW9_fm-oKDzns75BI-ykokSwD999UN580

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