Watch out: The Department of Homeland Security and private technology experts are warning us that hackers plan to attack thousands of websites on Sunday in a coordinated "contest" that could disrupt traffic on the internet. Their goal is to vandalize 6,000 websites in six hours. The government has already detected surveillance probes by hackers looking for weaknesses in corporate and government networks.
Peter Allor of Internet Security Systems says, "We emphasize that all website administrators should ensure that their sites are not vulnerable."
A contest to destroy what others have worked hard to create? This is something that could only happen in our final hour?according to British Astronomer Royal Martin Rees. Hear him on Dreamland, starting Saturday.
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