The year of the killer hackers
Source: ZDNet - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Hacks/Cracks Year 2000 is ending as it began, with a DDoS attack threatening a large part of the Internet and failing security efforts fueling IT fears. The latest distributed denial-of-service attempt was broken up last week in Denmark, where hackers took control . . . Year 2000 is ending as it began, with a DDoS attack threatening a large part of the Internet and failing security efforts fueling IT fears. The latest distributed denial-of-service attempt was broken up last week in Denmark, where hackers took control of at least 50 zombie servers and were preparing an assault on that country's systems. Authorities arrested a 17-year-old suspected of being connected to the attempt, which was broken up by the Danish section of the Computer Emergency Response Team, according to a report in the Danish newspaper Ingeniøren.

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