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Web Server Cracks And Defacements Increase

Crackers increasingly focus on web servers, and sites belonging to govenments or the military were not immune.

Attacks on web servers increased by over a third from 2004, according to information gathered by a cybercrime tracking group.

Nearly 400,000 attacks were tracked worldwide by Zone-H. Some attacks were intended to gain control of the server for the criminal’s use, while others were “tagged,” or defaced.

“The collection of this information on cyber-crime provides data for the evolution of trends and the definition of techniques, allowing system administrators to test their own servers and close the security holes,” said Zone-H founder Roberto Preatoni.


David Utter
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