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SCO Site Attacked Again? Not So Fast...

Dec 11, 2003, 11:42 (19 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Pamela Jones)

Internet Week: SCO Site Downed By Attack

" The SCO Group Inc., which has been the target of intense criticism by open source groups angry over the company's legal challenge of Linux, was struck Wednesday by a large-scale denial-of-service attack that brought down the software maker's web site.

"No suspects have been identified in the Internet-based assault that began at 4:20 a.m. MST. The Lindon, Utah, company's web site remained unavailable as of 6 p.m. MST.

"Besides its web site, the attack brought down the SCO's e-mail system, corporate intranet and customer support operations, the company said..."

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Groklaw: Security Expert Doubts SCO's Attack Story

"SCO has reported that they are experiencing an attack on their servers. Groklaw has been flooded with information that indicates their story doesn't add up.

"The consensus of what I am hearing is: That it is probably not an attack. That their description of the 'attack' makes no sense. And that if what they are saying were true, SCO would be admitting to gross negligence.

"First, I'm being told that Linux has a very simple preventative built in. Linux comes with the ability to block ALL SYN attacks. End of story. All major firewalls can do so also. They run their web site on Linux. CISCO routers can protect against SYN attacks too, I have been told, if properly enabled. Why does SCO persist in having such problems...?"

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