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The Salt Lake Tribune: Embattled SCO Group's Web Site Hit with a 'Denial of Service' Strike

Aug 26, 2003, 18:00 (28 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Bob Mims)

[Editor's Note: as of 1400 GMT this morning, the SCO site was apparently down again, possibly as a result of another denial of service attack. Netcraft is reporting that after being up for a few business hours yesterday, the site was evidently brought down once more. As of 1645 GMT this morning, the site was back up. -BKP]

Utah's SCO Group, already embroiled in federal court litigation over rights to the freely-distributed Linux operating system, now finds itself targeted by cyberspace guerillas.

"SCO spokesman Blake Stowell said the latest attack--similar to a less-effective DoS attempt lasting just hours in May--had been referred to the FBI for investigation. Calls seeking confirmation had not been returned by FBI spokesman George Dougherty by late Monday.

"From late Friday night until around noon Monday, 'no one outside of SCO itself could access our Web site,' Stowell said, adding that the company was trying to find the perpetrator..."

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