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FBI probes latest Web attack

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FBI probes latest Web attack

The FBI is investigating this week’s attack on Internet service provider AboveNet Communications that shut down online business transactions for nearly 1,000 companies.

Company officials said the assault was unlike the now-infamous distributed denial-of-service attacks that shut down several well-known Web sites in February, but the effects were the same.

The San Jose, Calif. firm’s network switches seized up early Tuesday, halting traffic on the company’s network and leaving its business customers unable to access the Internet.

More details can be found at www.zdnn.com.

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