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March 5, 2000 | CHARLES PILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Facing a sharp rise in serious Internet hacking episodes, the federal government two years ago launched its biggest counterattack on cyber-criminals, creating the National Infrastructure Protection Center to protect the nation's multibillion-dollar investment in computer networks. But with funding this year of just $18.
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March 5, 2000 | CHARLES PILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Facing a sharp rise in serious Internet hacking episodes, the federal government two years ago launched its biggest counterattack on cyber-criminals, creating the National Infrastructure Protection Center to protect the nation's multibillion-dollar investment in computer networks. But with funding this year of just $18.
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NEWS
December 23, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
The FBI urged users of Microsoft Corp.'s newest version of Windows software to take steps beyond those recommended by the company to prevent hackers from taking over their computers. The bureau's National Infrastructure Protection Center, its top computer security branch, urged users of Windows XP to disable the product's "universal plug and play" features in addition to installing a free software fix available on Microsoft's Web site.
BUSINESS
October 24, 2002 | Associated Press
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.
BUSINESS
January 4, 2002 | Associated Press
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.
NEWS
November 11, 1999 | From the Washington Post
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.
BUSINESS
July 30, 2001 | Associated Press
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.
NEWS
April 4, 2000 | From Reuters
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.
BUSINESS
August 7, 2002 | DAVID COLKER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 9, 2001
President Bush has moved quickly to establish the Office of Homeland Security and Monday had its first director, former Pennsylvania Gov. Thomas J. Ridge, sworn in. A Vietnam veteran and a hard-nosed prosecutor, Ridge is an astute choice for the job of wresting cooperation from the FBI, CIA and dozens of other turf-conscious agencies. He will be able to call on his close relationship with Bush when he needs muscle.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 10, 2000
With disturbing ease, hackers this week were able to sabotage more than half a dozen Internet Web sites that account for much of America's e-commerce. Today, shutting down EBay might cause only inconvenience to consumers and some expense to the company, but as the importance of the Web to the economy grows, such attacks could have a devastating national effect. This is a challenge that industry and the government should deal with jointly and immediately.
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