"Computer users should take extra precautions to avoid possible
cyberattacks over New Year's weekend, U.S. law enforcement
authorities have warned."
"Citing FBI investigations and other information, the National
Infrastructure Protection Center said Thursday in an advisory note
on its Web site that distributed denial-of-service attacks "could
occur over the holiday."
"In such an event, one or more hackers break into unprotected
computers, which are then commandeered to join in sending huge
amounts of data to swamp a target Web site and render it