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Wednesday, 16 February, 2000, 21:16 GMT
Special report: The web under attack




The cyber attacks on major websites have sent shockwaves through the internet. BBC News Online looks at what happened and its repercussions.

Attacks in cyberspace



FBI chief warns of cyber crime threat
Cyber-crime poses a significant threat to national and economic security in the US, FBI director Louis Freeh warns after cases more than double in a year.
  • Hacker inquiry leads to Germany, 13 Feb
  • Cyber attacks traced to California, 12 Feb
  • US combats cyber attacks, 11 Feb
  • US pledges net safety measures, 10 Feb
  • Internet sabotage spreads, 9 Feb
  • Yahoo brought to standstill, 8 Feb



    The vulnerable internet



  • How the web was wounded
    The electronic assaults have illustrated how vulnerable to attack even the internet's biggest names are.
  • Security answers to cyber attack
  • Beating the hacker attack
  • Yahoo attack exposes web weakness
  • Can the internet ever be secure?



    The world of the hacker



  • Hackers slam 'web vandals'
    The hacking community has viewed the attacks on the websites with disdain, seeing those behind them as "script kiddies".
  • A - Z: Hack attack
  • Cracking: Hackers turn nasty
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