VNUNet: Hackers Turn on Open Source
May 15, 2002, 22:00 (41 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by James Middleton)
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"The hacker underground appears to be moving away from targeting
Microsoft, as May turns out to be a hot month for attacks on open
"Security watchers warned this week that May has seen a dramatic
increase in defacements on Linux boxes, most noticeably on those
from German speaking domains.
"Websites associated with Germany (.de) and German speaking
countries such as Austria (.at) and Switzerland (.ch) have been the
hardest hit of the open source community.
"Figures from analyst mi2g reveal that a total of 556 .de sites
were defaced in 2001, but the figures for this year so far is
already pushing the 1,000 barrier. Almost 300 of these have taken
place this month..."