December 19, 2000

Hackers caught in security 'honeypot'

Author: JT Smith

From WSJ Interactive on ZDNet News: "When a group of suspected Pakistani hackers broke
into a U.S.-based computer system in June, they
thought they had found a vulnerable network to use
as an anonymous launching pad to attack Web sites
across India.

But what they had done was walk right into a trap known
as a honeypot -- a specially equipped system deployed
by security professionals to lure hackers and track their
every move."

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