All your Web site are belong to us!
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Date: Thu, 26 Apr 2001 22:56:43 -0500
An advisory warning from the National Infrastructure Protection
Center reports that "recent events between the United States and the
People's Republic of China" could escalate into attacks against U.S.
Web and mail servers late this month and into May:
"This communication is to advise network administrators of the
potential for increased hacker activity directed at U.S. systems
during the period of April 30, 2001 to May 7, 2001. Chinese hackers
have publicly discussed increasing their activity during this period,
which coincides with dates of historic significance in the PRC: May 1
is May Day; May 4 is Youth Day; and, May 7 is the anniversary of the
accidental bombing of the Chinese Embassy in Belgrade.
"To date, hackers already have unlawfully defaced a number of
U.S. web sites, replacing existing content with pro-Chinese or
anti-U.S. rhetoric. In addition, the NIPC previously reported on an
Internet worm named "Lion" that is infecting computers and installing
distributed denial of service (DDOS) tools on various systems.
Analysis of the Lion worm's source code reveals that, when illegally
exploited, it sends password files from the victim site to an email
address located in China. For more information on the Lion DDOS tool,
refer to NIPC Advisory 01-005.
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