Will hackers attack 6,000 Web sites in 6 hours on July 6?
The government and private technology experts warned Wednesday that hackers plan to attack thousands of Web sites Sunday in a loosely coordinated “contest” that could disrupt Internet traffic. Organizers established a Web site, defacers-challenge.com, listing in broken English the rules for hackers who might participate. The Web site appeared to operate out of California and cautioned to “deface its crime” — an apparent acknowledgment that vandalizing Internet pages is illegal. The Department of Homeland Security said Wednesday it was aware of the hackers’ plans but did not expect to issue any formal public warnings. The Chief Information Officers Council, part of the Office of Management and Budget, cautioned U.S. agencies and instructed experts to tighten security at federal Web sites. Full Story