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Worm Attack Heightens Net Terrorism Concern

The Internet attack that froze bank ATM networks, canceled airline flights and shut down computers at a 911 emergency center last weekend probably wasn’t the work of an enemy government or cyberterrorist, security experts and government officials say. Although Saturday’s Slammer worm was more damaging than most cyberassaults, the world’s computer networks are pricked and probed by intruders an average of 1,500 times a week, with only a tiny fraction of attacks causing serious damage. However, on the eve of a possible war with Iraq, the Slammer attack has heightened international worries that anti-American sentiment could spill into the digital world and wreak havoc in ways unthinkable the last time the United States went to war in the Persian Gulf. Full Story

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