EDS devises package to pre-empt hackers
Source: ZDNet UK - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Hacks/Cracks Services giant EDS last week said it knew about recent denial-of-service attacks two months before they happened, and had even identified the tools the crackers were planning to use. Speaking in Las Vegas before the launch of new EDS . . . Services giant EDS last week said it knew about recent denial-of-service attacks two months before they happened, and had even identified the tools the crackers were planning to use. Speaking in Las Vegas before the launch of new EDS Internet security services, vice-president for global information assurance Shakil Kidwai said the company was now offering its anti-hacker intelligence as part of a package of security measures.

He described how EDS security analysts collected information from 22,000 sources, including chat rooms. "This was all happening in the chatrooms. All hackers are ego-centric people. When they do something they want to [brag about] it," said Kidwai. "That's how we managed to tell our clients two months in advance that this was going to happen."

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