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Attack on SCO's servers intensifies

A day-old denial-of-service attack on the Web server of the controversial SCO Group has been expanded to assault the company’s mail and file servers, SCO’s top network administrator said. The attack, which first hit the company’s Web and file servers on Wednesday around 3:20 a.m. PST, paused briefly last night before resuming against more SCO servers, said Jeff Carlon, director of worldwide information technology infrastructure for the Lindon, Utah, company. “There is no way to fully prevent the attack; we are somewhat at the mercy of the guy that is doing the attack,” he said. The deluge of data that has swamped the company’s network has also swept up its critics in a new wave of theories as to why the company cannot, or will not, stop the third such attack on its network in six months. Such attacks can usually be largely mitigated by buying up more bandwidth and connecting through Internet service providers that have special technology aimed to defeat the assaults. Full Story

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