October 24, 2002 |
The White House sought to allay concerns about an unusual attack this week against the 13 computer servers that manage global Internet traffic, stressing that disruption was minimal and the FBI is working to trace the attackers. The attack lasted an hour and it was unclear where it originated, who might be responsible or whether the attack could be considered cyber-terrorism. The FBI's National Infrastructure Protection Center and agents from its cyber-crime division were investigating.
January 4, 2002 |
The FBI has reversed its advice for computer users trying to protect themselves against flaws in the latest version of Windows: Applying the free fix from Microsoft Corp. is adequate, after all. The bureau's top cyber-security unit, the National Infrastructure Protection Center, told consumers and companies to disregard its earlier advice to exceed Microsoft's recommendations to protect against hackers who might try to attack Windows computers.
November 11, 1999 |
In its most dramatic organizational overhaul in decades, the FBI is changing its structure to address internal problems with the handling of information and to put a greater emphasis on preventing terrorism and espionage, rather than simply responding to such crimes. In an interview, FBI Deputy Director Robert M.
July 30, 2001 |
In an unprecedented show of force against an extremely virulent Internet attack, government and private officials today will implore worldwide organizations to protect themselves from the "Code Red" worm. Representatives from the White House, FBI, Microsoft Corp. and others have decided to take the step in the face of one of the largest ever dangers to the Internet. The worm, similar to a virus, could cause widespread slowdowns and sporadic outages.
April 4, 2000 |
A computer virus that could disrupt 911 emergency services is being investigated after it was detected in the Houston area, the FBI said in a statement on Monday. Search warrants were issued in the case last week, but no arrests have been made, said a spokesman for the agency, which has made computer security a top priority since leading Web sites came under cyberattack in February.
August 7, 2002 |
Online security experts were on alert Tuesday in the wake of an FBI warning of possible attacks on Web sites and Internet service providers from hackers in Western Europe. But all seemed quiet on the Internet front during the day. "We are not seeing anything that is out of the ordinary," said Marty Lindner of the CERT Coordination Center, a government-funded program that monitors the Internet for security breaches.