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Internet Attack Hunt Difficult

Leading experts on Internet security are skeptical that the FBI and other investigators will be able to track down the person responsible for last weekend’s attack on the Internet. These experts, including many who provide technical advice to the FBI and other U.S. agencies, said exhaustive reviews of the blueprints for the attacking software are yielding few clues to its origin or the author’s identity. “The likelihood of being able to track down the specific source of this is very unlikely,” said Ken Dunham, an analyst at iDefense Inc., an online security firm. “We don’t have the smoking gun.” Did Honker do it? Many top experts believe the programming for the Internet worm was based on software code published on the Web months ago by a respected British computer researcher, David Litchfield, and later modified by a virus author known within the Chinese hacker community as “Lion.” Full Story

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