May 2, 2003

Net attack crushes SCO Web site

At 10:45 a.m. PDT, the company was hit by a distributed denial-of-service attack that hampered its Internet operations, said spokesman Blake Stowell. In a DDoS attack, numerous computers simultaneously send so much data across a network that the targeted system slows to a crawl trying to keep up with the traffic it's receiving.

Link: news.com

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