http://www.nipc.gov/warnings/advisories/2001/01-009.htm ADVISORY 01-009 "Increased Internet Attacks Against U.S. Web Sites and Mail Servers Possible in Early May" Issued 04/26/2001 Citing recent events between the United States and the People's Republic of China (PRC), malicious hackers have escalated web page defacements over the Internet. This communication is to advise network administrators of the potential for increased hacker activity directed at U.S. systems during the period of April 30, 2001 to May 7, 2001. Chinese hackers have publicly discussed increasing their activity during this period, which coincides with dates of historic significance in the PRC: May 1 is May Day; May 4 is Youth Day; and, May 7 is the anniversary of the accidental bombing of the Chinese Embassy in Belgrade. To date, hackers already have unlawfully defaced a number of U.S. web sites, replacing existing content with pro-Chinese or anti-U.S. rhetoric. In addition, the NIPC previously reported on an Internet worm named "Lion" that is infecting computers and installing distributed denial of service (DDOS) tools on various systems. Analysis of the Lion worm's source code reveals that, when illegally exploited, it sends password files from the victim site to an email address located in China. For more information on the Lion DDOS tool, refer to NIPC Advisory 01-005. As a result of the activity already seen, together with public statements threatening increased illegal activity, network and system administrators are encouraged to more closely monitor their web sites and mail servers during April 30, 2001 through May 7, 2001 for attacks that could include web page defacements and denial-of-service attacks. Recipients of this advisory are encouraged to report computer intrusions to their local FBI office (http://www.fbi.gov/contact/fo/fo.htm) or the NIPC, and to other appropriate authorities. Incidents may be reported online at http://www.NIPC.gov/incident/cirr.htm. The NIPC Watch and Warning Unit can be reached at (202) 323-3204/3205/3206 or NIPC.Watchat_private -- ____________________________________________________________________ Eric Wolbrom, CISSP Safe Harbor Technologies President & GCD 106 Corporate Park Drive Voice 914.644.6060 ext. 6000 White Plains, NY 10604 Fax 914.644.6050 http://www.shtech.net We are here to help you keep your communications yours!!! _____________________________________________________________________ ISN is hosted by SecurityFocus.com --- To unsubscribe email LISTSERVat_private with a message body of "SIGNOFF ISN".
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