August 20, 2001

FBI blows Code Red all-clear

Author: JT Smith

The Register: "The FBI's National Infrastructure Protection Center (NIPC) has issued a bulletin
stating that "the Internet threat posed by Code Red when it changes from a
scanning mode to an active distributed denial of service (DDoS) mode at 8pm
(EDT) on August 19, 2001 is significantly reduced."

All right, that's correct in a sense, but it's still misleading. The threat to the Internet
never existed in the first place, as we've made clear in increasingly satirical
coverage of the doomsayers' prognostications from the outset."

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