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Re: Net attacks on CNN
On Tue, 6 Aug 2002, Martin Hannigan wrote: > Barely a dent, as reported. False Alarm. I have no idea what information NIPC had, or if they were justified in issuing the alert. So this is just my uneducated opinion. In general, DOS attacks are devastating to the target of the attack but the impact quickly falls off as you move away from the target. If you check the archives, you'll see this has been true through most of the DOS attacks over the years. IRC operators even use this affect as a partial defense by putting the server in a different part of their network. Its not really fair to say it was a false alarm because there was minor impact on the net at large. It just means you weren't a target, and therefore didn't feel the pain.