Sunday, May 06, 2001

Hackers Attack White House Web Site

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Hackers attacked the White House Web site Friday,
resulting in massive slowdowns, said the Bush administration and a company
that monitors the Internet.

The perpetrators sent an enormous amount of data toward the White House
site, leaving it completely blocked or difficult to access for about six
hours. [snippity snip]

The connection between the White House's Internet service provider and became clogged with data in what is commonly called a
''denial of service attack,'' said Jimmy Orr of the White House media
affairs office

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