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FBI seeks Web vandals

February 9, 2000
Web posted at: 1:11 PM EST (1811 GMT)

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- The Internet "denial of service" vandalism that made several major sites unreachable this week is more than just a nuisance. The attacks are seen by the federal government as a disruption of commerce, opening the door for the FBI to enter the investigation.

But the FBI may never know who is responsible for the cyber-attacks, due to the difficulty in tracing the electronic trails, a senior law enforcement source told CNN.

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President Clinton said Wednesday the federal government is looking into ways to stop the attacks. "I have asked people who know more about it than I do whether there is anything we can do about it," the president said as he left the White House for a trip to Texas.

The FBI said its National Infrastructure Protection Center planned a news conference Wednesday afternoon at FBI headquarters in Washington.

Denial of service, or DoS, attacks flood a Web site with repeated requests for information, making the site unavailable to others.

Justice Correspondent Pierre Thomas contributed to this report



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