IT 244 Week 4 - DQ 1 - 7778

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Perform an Internet search for a computer crime committed within the past year. The crime should fall within the categories described in Ch. 7 of the text. Describe the attack and respond to your classmates by discussing how the attacks they described could have been stopped or mitigated.

 

http://www.edmondsun.com/breakingnews/local_story_189014217.html

The computer crime that I researched was a cyber attack on Federal web sites.  On July 4 several government web sites including websites that are responsible for fighting cyber crimes found themselves victims of cyber crimes.  According to the article, the websites that were attacked were experiencing problems for several days but officials refused to release all the details to the public about the cyber attack.  I am not sure exactly what can be done to prevent these types of attacks.  The government spends millions if not billions every year trying to stop these cyber attacks but it seems like there is no stopping such attacks.  I believe the only thing that can be done after the attack is to prevent similar occurrences from happening.  If they can’t stop cyber attacks, then it is important to be prepared for what happens next and what needs to be done after the websites go down.  

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Perform an Internet search for a computer crime committed within the past year. The crime should fall within the categories described in Ch. 7 of the text. Describe the attack and respond to your classmates by discussing how the attacks they described c