Internet Attack Targets DoubleClickDate: July 29, 2004
Source: ITNews Australia
DoubleClick, the company that provides online advertising services for some of the nation's most popular Web sites, was the target of a sophisticated attack today, the third time in two months that hackers have targeted a major player in the commercial Internet.
Beginning at roughly 10:30 a.m. ET, unknown attackers overwhelmed DoubleClick's Internet servers with a flood of bogus Web page requests, blocking many major sites from loading ad images on their sites.
The attack made it difficult for Internet users to load pages at nearly all of the 40 most-visited Web sites. At the height of the assault, affected Web pages were available less than 25 percent of the time, according to Keynote Systems Inc., a Web performance monitoring company in San Mateo, Calif.
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