Hacker meltdown fails to materalise
Source: TheRegister - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Hacks/Cracks The widespread fear of a concerted distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack over the holiday season thankfully failed to materialise, but security experts are still at odds over how serious the threat was. Fears about an attack similar to that which . . . The widespread fear of a concerted distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack over the holiday season thankfully failed to materialise, but security experts are still at odds over how serious the threat was. Fears about an attack similar to that which swamped prestige internet sites such as Yahoo and eBay led the National Infrastructure Protection Center - the FBI's cyber crime busters - to issue an alert urging security administrators to bolt up their security hatches.

The alert stated that based on FBI investigations and other information: "The NIPC believes DDoS attacks could occur over the holiday. Several security companies have cited the threat of DDOS attacks, and some have taken place already."

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