Of 'Zombie' Computers and DDoS Attacks: The Security Liability

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Two years ago, Internet security in the United States changed dramatically when Amazon.com, CNN, Yahoo, E*TRADE, ZDNet and others fell victim to what has come to be known as a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack.

While DDoS attacks can be found as far back as 1998, it was not until these sites were brought down through the use of distributed computing that the media focused on such attacks. No longer were the attackers few in number and relatively easy to trace. A DDoS attack occurs when a targeted ...

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