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Sounds similar to what happened here on this list before rollover when we went down! Sheri -------------------- From Martin Thompson on GICC... Yahoo, Ebay and now hacked. That is what the spokesmen say. says Web site was attacked by hackers Reuters, 02/08/00 PALO ALTO, Calif. - The online store Inc. said the outage it experienced Tuesday, the day of its initial public offering, was the result of an attack by computer hackers.

A spokesman for the Aliso Viejo, Calif.-based company said in a voice mail message that the site suffered a "coordinated denial of service'' attack, the same type of attack that led to a crash of Yahoo Inc.'s Web site for three hours on Monday.

Such an attack involves flooding a Web site's computers with fake messages, rendering it unable to send data and information out to consumers.

While the company's Web site had experienced increased usage because of the attention from its IPO on Tuesday, that was not the cause of the outage, the spokesman said.

"It was running beautifully, until it got hammered by this attack,'' he said.

It was not immediately clear how long the site -- whose offerings range from books to computers -- had remained down, although it was back up and running by Monday afternoon.

-- Martin Thompson (, February 08, 2000

-- Sheri (, February 08, 2000


I remember when a news story reported the claims of hackers that they could bring down the entire Internet whenever they wanted. Looks like they're practicing and getting ready for that big day.

-- Ceemeister (, February 08, 2000.

No. It's Hillary's vast-right-wing conspiracy at work trying to hurt her campaign. :)

-- X (, February 09, 2000.

Hack attacks hit Web giants

Denial-of-service attacks that brought down, Yahoo, eBay, Amazon have experts calling the vandals unstoppable

By Bob Sullivan MSNBC

Feb. 8  A series of attacks against high-profile Web sites has security experts worried that the current assaults are unstoppable. Just one day after overwhelming Yahoo's Web site, computer vandals struck again Tuesday, knocking,, CNN and eBay offline. The attacks begged the questions: If these sites are vulnerable, is every site at risk? And who might the next victim be?

-- (just@helping.out), February 09, 2000.

The next victims? Etrade and ZdNet.

-- Kyle (, February 09, 2000.

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