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ZDNET UK: "E-Nazi" hacker attack spurs ISP to Linux upgrade

Feb 03, 1999, 10:15 (3 Talkback[s])

Thanks to Gareth Barnard for this link.

"The Irish Internet Service Provider which switched off its systems last week after hackers got in, is back in business after Linux specialists worked round the clock to install a new systems architecture."

"Messages of support and offers help from hackers and security specialists around the world are flooding into the offices of the tiny Dublin-based ISP, where Linux gurus have been working round the clock installing two new servers."

"Fortunately we had already decided to replace our servers and change platform," said McGuire, who said 80 per cent of ISPs now use Linux."

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