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Source: ZDNet - Posted by Pete O'Hara   
Intrusion Detection Unknown attackers inundated the Computer Emergency Response Team Coordination Center with data Tuesday and Wednesday, cutting off the public's access to the organization largely responsible for warning others on the Internet about computer-security threats. The attack began around 9 a.m. PDT . . . Unknown attackers inundated the Computer Emergency Response Team Coordination Center with data Tuesday and Wednesday, cutting off the public's access to the organization largely responsible for warning others on the Internet about computer-security threats. The attack began around 9 a.m. PDT Tuesday and continued to stall traffic to the organization's Web site Wednesday. Access to the site was sporadic early Wednesday, with the Carnegie Mellon University-based center reportedly accessible from the eastern United States but inaccessible to many other site users.

"Our connection to the Internet has been largely saturated by this activity," Ian Finlay, an Internet security analyst for the CERT Coordination Center, said in a recorded statement. "The www.cert.org Web site may be unavailable until the attack begins to subside."

By midday Wednesday, the site was once again fully accessible.

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