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Hacker has field day

A cyber hacker wreacked havoc on Friday morning when he crashed more than 50 South African websites in half-an-hour. F3PN set a new South African “record” when he struck 53 websites in the .co.za domain between 08:30 and 09:00 on Friday morning. Reinhardt Buys, an internet legal expert, said there has never been a cyber attack on such a scale in South Africa before. The previous record was 26 websites on a single day. All 53 websites that came under attack are supported by the Linux operating system and were carried on the same server. Buys said it seems as if the cyber hacker infiltrated the server and then attacked the websites. The sites were under the management of a Pretoria based company, Vukanet. “Our records show that he is not a very active hacker and that he normally attacks two or three websites per week,” Buys said. Full Story

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