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In Net Attacks, Defining the Right to Know

AS electronic sieges go, the so-called Slammer worm that attacked the Internet last weekend fell short of calamitous. Although the rogue program hit tens of thousands of computers and clogged parts of the network all over the world, Slammer paled in comparison with Code Red, the worm that attacked the White House Web site in 2001. By Monday, most of the patching of systems had been accomplished and few traces of Slammer remained. Yet some companies were hit worse than others, notably Bank of America, which discovered that thousands of its ATM’s could not dispense cash. And when bank officials disclosed hours later on Saturday that Slammer had created the problem, it highlighted an old debate in the world of computer crime: to tell or not to tell. Full Story

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