DDoS could be the tip of an ugly iceberg

The February distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks on major U.S. sites such as Yahoo! and eBay were more than a wake-up call to the power of DDoS to bring anyone down – they demonstrated that being a small target doesn’t make a company safe from attacks. As the dust settles from the barrage of attacks, fingers of blame are being directed not only at the perpetrators, but also at the companies that had their systems hacked to be unwittingly used against others.

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