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Feds On Guard for Cyber-Attacks

As the U.S. military makes its final preparations for a possible war on Iraq, officials at the Department of Homeland Security said they are monitoring the Internet for any signs of state- or terrorist-sponsored attacks on U.S. networks. Meanwhile, security experts say they have seen a significant increase in recent days in the number of attackers attempting to compromise machines for use in later distributed denial-of-service attacks. embers of the Honeynet Project, which maintains several unprotected machines on the Internet as a way to gain intelligence on current attack methodologies, said their machines have been compromised repeatedly over the last couple of weeks by attackers who have installed IRC “bots.” These bots are used by attackers to send instructions to remote machines. Full Story

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