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Government Agencies, Washington Post Targeted in Cyberattack – washingtonpost.com

Posted in Uncategorized by T.Salami on July 8, 2009

A widespread and coordinated cyberattack during the past few days has targeted Web sites operated by major government agencies, including the departments of Homeland Security and Defense, the Federal Aviation Administration and the Federal Trade Commission, according to several computer security researchers.

The attacks involved thousands of computers around the globe infected with rogue software that told them to repeatedly attempt to access the targeted sites, a tactic aimed at driving up traffic beyond the sites’ normal capacity and denying access to legitimate users, according to the researchers, many of whom spoke on condition of anonymity because they are helping with the investigation.

via Government Agencies, Washington Post Targeted in Cyberattack – washingtonpost.com.

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