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    Internet Attack

    Internet Attack Called Broad and Long Lasting by Investigators


    SAN FRANCISCO, May 9 - The incident seemed alarming enough: a breach of a Cisco Systems network in which an intruder seized programming instructions for many of the computers that control the flow of the Internet.

    Now federal officials and computer security investigators have acknowledged that the Cisco break-in last year was only part of a more extensive operation - involving a single intruder or a small band, apparently based in Europe - in which thousands of computer systems were similarly penetrated.

    Investigators in the United States and Europe say they have spent almost a year pursuing the case involving attacks on computer systems serving the American military, NASA and research laboratories.

    The break-ins exploited security holes on those systems that the authorities say have now been plugged, and beyond the Cisco theft, it is not clear how much data was taken or destroyed. Still, the case illustrates the ease with which Internet-connected computers - even those of sophisticated corporate and government networks - can be penetrated, and also the difficulty in tracing those responsible.

    Government investigators and other computer experts sometimes watched helplessly while monitoring the activity, unable to secure some systems as quickly as others were found compromised.

    The case remains under investigation. But attention is focused on a 16-year-old in Uppsala, Sweden, who was charged in March with breaking into university computers in his hometown. Investigators in the American break-ins ultimately traced the intrusions back to the Uppsala university network

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    in case NYT makes this subscribers only as they usually do the entire article is attached as attack.txt
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    This is also being looked into by the SANS people.

    We are receiving a lot of questions regarding a headline posted at the Drudgereport website. If you didn't read it yet, the headline is: "FEDS INVESTIGATE HUGE COMPUTER ATTACK; WORLDWIDE HUNT FOR 'STAKKATO'". The link actually points to a New York Times report.
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    Oh! see the government spends too much of its money and still can't make its data at least safe from a "group of people"

    GOD... i wonder if those ppl were in charge, than it will be much cheaper and security with a much higher level

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    Actually...SANS already knew about it...they just can't put 2 and 2 together...

    For example...http://isc.sans.org/diary.php?date=2004-04-11
    *shrug shoulders*



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    There is only one constant, one universal, it is the only real truth: causality. Action. Reaction. Cause and effect...There is no escape from it, we are forever slaves to it. Our only hope, our only peace is to understand it, to understand the 'why'. 'Why' is what separates us from them, you from me. 'Why' is the only real social power, without it you are powerless.

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